November 29, 2016 / 1:37 PM / 2 years ago

France working with Britain to draft UN resolution on chemical weapons

MINSK (Reuters) - France is working with Britain to draft a United Nations resolution on chemical weapons as quickly as possible, the French foreign affairs minister said on Tuesday.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault arrives for talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

“We have taken over the drafting (of the chemical weapons resolution) with Britain. We are not giving up,” Jean-Marc Ayrault told Reuters head of a meeting to discuss the Ukraine crisis in Minsk.

He added they hoped to be able to bring the resolution forward as soon as possible.

Reporting by John Irish; writing by Michel Rose

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