H.E Gen Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Ministry of National Defense Highly Presided Over the National Seminar Aiming at Understanding about Chemical Weapons Conventions


On August 9, 2011 at Sunway Hotel, Cambodia organized national seminar directly towards understanding the prohibition of nuclear and biological weapons under the sponsors of the Republic of Korea, through the OPCW organization, highly was presidency of H.E Gen Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Ministry of National Defense and as chairman national authority of chemical weapons, and participation of ministries which were vice chairmen,  members of National Chemical Authority represented for twenty four  provinces and cities,  two representatives of OPCW organization, four representatives of member states, totally comprising eighty participants.     Meanwhile, H.E Deputy Prime Minister stated that, Cambodia adopts a policy of permanent neutrality and non-alignment, co-existence with neighboring countries and various nations in the world, in compliance with the article 54 of the Constitution, Cambodia shall not absolutely manufacture, use and storage of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. But reserving the rights to receive foreign military assistances for training, and other assistances for self-defense and maintain internal public order.

H.E also raised that on behalf of the Royal Government, Ministry of National Defense, National Chemical Authority, I would like to expressed sincere and profound thanks to Republic of Korea, H.E Hanann and his colleagues of OPCW organization for sponsoring and assisting the National Chemical Authority of the Kingdom of Cambodia aiming at organizing the national important seminar receiving fruitful results.