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OPCW chief calls for more support on chemical weapon elimination

OSLO, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Uzumcu, called on Wednesday for more contributions to the cause of eliminating the chemical weapons. Speaking at a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Uzumcu said Norway has really led the way by contributing to the trust fund and providing ships for destruction of Syria's chemical weapons. "We need more contributions and we will continue to urge all countries to make more contributions," said the OPCW chief.

Oslo considers US request to help destroy Syrian chemical arsenal

Norway is considering a US request to destroy part of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal on Norwegian soil, Foreign Minister Boerge Brende said Wednesday. Norway has set up a group of experts to study the proposal, which came last month after a UN resolution compelling Syria to dismantle its chemical arsenal by mid-2014. "We are taking this request from the US very seriously," Brende said during a meeting with foreign correspondents in Oslo, barely a week after taking office.
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