As of April 19, "the Syrian Arab Republic has removed or destroyed in-country approximately 80 percent of its chemical weapons material," confirmed the Joint Mission.
Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Damascus, was optimistic that the government will meet the looming April 27 deadline. “The renewed pace in movements is positive and necessary to ensure progress towards a tight deadline."
Kaag tweeted Saturday that "work continues!"
# Syria CW elimination today approx 80% removed and destroyed towards tight deadline, work continues!— Sigrid Kaag (@SigridKaag) April 19, 2014
UN Security Council Resolution 2118 for the "Scheduled Destruction of Syria's Chemical Weapons" was adopted on September 27, 2013.
[OPCW-UN Joint Mission]
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