KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Legislature-Parliament today approved the Convention on the Convention on the Prohibition of Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.
A parliament meeting today passed the Convention also knows as the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) by majority. Prior to this, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat tabled a proposal at the meeting, seeking the approval of the Convention.
Taking part in the deliberations on the proposal, lawmakers Ram Narayan Bidari, Ganeshman Gurung, Ramhari Subedi and Anuradha Thapa Magar underlined the need of Nepal's clear position regarding the control of the production of chemical weapons in the international forum.
In his replies to lawmakers' queries, Minister Mahat said the government decided to introduce the Convention to the House, seeking its ratification as it has a clear stand that there must not be the misuse of chemical weapons by anyone else and its use should be controlled gradually.
"There is a high probability of the misuse of chemical weapons by any party in the world and the world community should uni vocally stand together to avoid such probability," he said. RSS