US Welcomes Myanmar’s Accession to the Biological Weapons Convention – Statement by Ambassador Robert Wood

5th December 2014

Mr. Chairman, the United States takes great pleasure today, in the presence of Deputy Foreign Minister U Thant Kyaw,‎ in welcoming Myanmar as the newest State Party to the Biological Weapons Convention, bringing our number to 171. My Delegation would like to offer Myanmar our heartiest congratulations on taking this important step. Since the goal of the Convention is the global prohibition and elimination of such weapons, its States Parties have long placed a priority on universal adherence.  We have just taken one more important step in that direction. (U.S. Mission to Geneva)

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[source: (U. S. Mission to Geneva)]