Denmark lead the supervision of the overall maritime mission
The previous Danish effort in Syria (RECSYR)
In 2014, Denmark participated in operation RECSYR as part of the UN-OPCW mission, which was mandated to oversee the elimination of the chemical weapons from Syria. Denmark lead the supervision of the overall maritime mission called Operation RECSYR (Recovery of chemical agents from Syria), which was mandated to oversee the shipping of the chemical weapons away from Syria. Together with Norway, among others, Denmark participated with a fleet contribution consisting of transport ships, escort ships and a multinational crew under Danish supervision. In close cooperation with the UN and the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) the Danish contribution helped make sure that Syria’s chemical weapons was destroyed as swiftly and safely as possible in accordance with the Security Council resolution 2118.
Furthermore, Denmark contributed with an aircraft carrier, C-130J Hercules, until 30 June 2014. Denmark also facilitated the UN-employment of a Danish personal protection team, which had to protect the special coordinator of the mission, Sigrid Kaag, during visits in the region.
On the 19. December 2013 the Danish parliament agreed to deploy a Danish contribution to the RECSYR mission in order to secure the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons program within the framework of UN Security Council resolution 2118 of 27 September 2013. The decision was made after the UN and OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) had expressed an interest in Danish support to the mission.
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