14:30 GMT03 December 2020
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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that he is planning to discuss Russia's initiative on combating chemical terrorism with Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu later in the day.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On March 1, Russia called for a convention to cover the issue of chemical terrorism at the UN Disarmament Conference in the Swiss city of Geneva. Later during the conference, Rome and Beijing proposed to expand the convention to include biological terrorism.

    Lavrov said that he hopes to discuss "the strict execution of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) by all states, as well as the recent Russian initiative on the development of a new convention to fight against acts of chemical terrorism" with Uzumcu.

    Uzumcu arrived in Moscow to meet with the Russian leadership and to visit one of country's sites for the disposal of chemical weapons under Russia's international obligations.

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