Statement on framework agreement reached between the Russian Federation and the USA on Syria

September 23, 2013 at 10:33 am

Sri Lanka welcomes the framework agreement reached between the Russian Federation and the USA on the time bound safeguarding and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, stockpiles, thereby seeking to resolve this issue through peaceful means. As a State Party to the Chemical Weapons Convention, Sri Lanka abhors the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons, and has advocated their complete destruction and elimination globally. In this context, Sri Lanka also welcomes the recent decision by Syria to accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Ministry of External Affairs
Colombo
23 September 2013