Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar

Statement by the Spokesperson on Myanmar's accession to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

Bruxelles, 12/12/2012 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 141212_03
Statements by the Spokesperson

"The EU welcomes Myanmar as 171st State Party to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. We congratulate Myanmar on taking this important step to support our efforts to achieve a universal ban on the development, production and stockpiling of biological weapons. We encourage the small number of States not yet Party to the Convention to follow suit in order to ensure the global prohibition and elimination of these terrible weapons.

The EU remains committed to working with Myanmar as an active member of the international community and calls upon Myanmar to take further steps to strengthen the international non-proliferation and disarmament regime."

Maja Kocijancic +32 498 984 425 - +32 2 298 65 70 - Maja.Kocijancic@ec.europa.eu - @MajaEUspox

Eamonn Prendergast +32 460 75 32 93 - Eamonn.Prendergast@ec.europa.eu

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