A Chinese warship arrived in Cyprus on Saturday, (January 4, 2014) as part of the international mission to remove chemical weapons from the country, Reuters writes.
Norwegian and Danish convoy is currently in international waters off Syria and waiting for the Chinese frigate Yancheng to begin removing the weapons.
The convoy missed the previous deadline on December 31st because of the weather conditions and the ongoing conflict in Syria, as media reports.
Russia is participating in the mission of removing the weapons, by escorting two cargo ships with chemical weapons on board en route to waters near Italy.
The Cyprus defence minister, Photis Photiou, said that he expects the operation to start in the coming days.
Naval Today Staff, January 06, 2014; Image: Flickr