The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Wednesday signed with the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) an agreement establishing the legal framework for the mission to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons.
The Ministry also signed with the U.N. and the OPCW a memorandum of understanding on providing medical and evacuation services to the joint mission in cases of emergency.
Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mekdad said Syria is heading with determination, strength and credibility towards full implementation of the agreements signed.
"Difficulties facing Syria, particularly in the framework of the country's countering of terrorism, could hinder the implementation of some commitments from time to time," Mekdad said, adding that "the countries which are backing the armed terrorist groups must realize that they are committing crimes against humanity."
"There is no room for tolerance at all when it comes to transferring the chemical weapons outside Syria," Mekdad said.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer