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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note in response to questions on the work of the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic

New York, 6 August 2013

In response to questions, the Spokesperson had the following update on the work of the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic:

The Head of the Mission, Professor Åke Sellström, and his team have reassembled in The Hague, where they are now completing their preparations prior to their departure to Syria. At the same time, UN Headquarters is working to finalize the legal and logistical modalities for the investigations on the basis of the agreement reached last month with Syria. It is anticipated that these preparations will be completed within the next days, following which the date of the Mission in Syria will be announced.