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Cablegate: Fco Informs Usa the Uae Ratifies Bio Weapon

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UNCLAS LONDON 001749

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DEPARTMENT FOR L/T
THE HAGUE FOR CWC DEL

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TAGS: PARM KTIA OPDC CWC OPCW UK
SUBJECT: FCO INFORMS USA THE UAE RATIFIES BIO WEAPON
CONVENTION

(U) Embassy London received the following Diplomatic Note
from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office dated June 23, 2008:

BEGIN TEXT

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and
Commonwealth Affairs presents his compliments to Their
Excellencies and Messieurs and Mesdames the Heads of
Diplomatic Missions of certain Governments with reference to
the:

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production
and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin
Weapons and on their Destruction, signed at London, Moscow
and Washington, 10 April 1972 (the Convention),

and has the honour to inform them that on 19 June, 2008 the
Government of the United Arab Emirates deposited an
instrument of ratification to the Convention with the
Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland. In accordance with Article XIV(4) of the
Convention, the ratification of the United Arab Emirates
entered into force on 19 June, 2008.

Status information on the above Convention, and on the other
international agreements for which the United Kingdom is a
depositary may be accessed on the internet at:
http:www.fco.gov.uk/treaty.

The Secretary of State avails himself of this opportunity to
express to Their Excellencies and Messieurs and Mesdames the
assurance of his highest consideration.

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE

LONDON SW1

23 June 2008

END TEXT

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