France reaffirms its support to the chemical-weapon non-proliferation regime [fr]
Adoption of a statement of the President of the Security Council on chemical weapons/Syria
Statement by Mr. Nicolas de Rivière, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations
Security Council - 22 November 2019
I would first like to welcome the efforts of you and your delegation, Madam President, in arriving at the adoption of presidential statement S/PRST/2019/14. France firmly supports the chemical-weapon non-proliferation regime and the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention.
We commend the work of the United Kingdom and today’s adoption of a presidential statement that reminds us of the major principles on which its intention is based. We trust that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will faithfully discharge is functions.
We call upon each and every one of us to ensure that all stakeholders and inspectors enjoy unimpeded and unconditional access to the sites concerned, and I call on all stakeholders and all the members of the Security Council to ensure that together we can move along a path towards the complete chemical weapons disarmament in Syria.