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ASA 06-6, Issue No. 117, December 30, 2006
SISPAT V was a success and our congratulatios to Dr. Loke and the outstanding SISPAT Staff. Dr. Loke provided ASA the following opening address by The Minister for Defence Singapore to the 5th SISPAT/1st ICOC on 27 November 2006 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.
The Minister for Defence Singapore:
Teo Chee Hean
His Excellency Rogelio Pfirter, Director General,
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Professor Lui Pao Chuen, Chairman, DSO and Chief Defence Scientist
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
It is a great pleasure for me to be here at the opening of 5th Singapore International Symposium for Protection against Toxic Substances (SISPAT) held in conjunction with the 1st International Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosives Operations Conference (ICOC). To our international delegates and friends, a very warm welcome to Singapore.
Chronology of SISPAT Conferences and the Evolving threats bring a new perspective and open up potential new synergies, enabling scientific discoveries to be harnessed for operational use, and the furtherance of international security.
I wish all of you a fruitful symposium and a very pleasant stay in Singapore.
The Keynote Address by Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter
Director-General The Organization for the Prohibition
of Chemical Weapons, The OPCW, to the The 5th Singapore International Symposium On Protection Against Toxic Substances (SISPAT)
The Challenges to the Chemical Weapons Convention Posed by Non-State Actors and the Need for International
Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter
Singapore, 27 November 2006
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is an honour to once again have the opportunity to address the eminent scientists, engineers, medical specialists and other professionals from government, academia and industry gathered here for the Fifth Singapore International Symposium on Protection against Toxic Substances (SISPAT). The Symposium is being held in conjunction with the First International Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosives Operations Conference. This new Conference is a very welcome, relevant and useful complement to SISPAT's deliberations. The Government of Singapore should be commended for its effective support of this important conference.
I would also like to thank DSO National Laboratories and Applied Science and Analysis for this invitation to address SISPAT, which is an important date on our calendar. The issues discussed in this forum are of vital concern to the OPCW - the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Ed. Note: Lt. Gen. David Poythress, The Adjutant General, State of Georgia, presented the following Opening Ceremony remarks on December 7, 2006 to professionals in science and medicine from 23 countries at the first International China Biopharmaceutical Symposium (ICBPS) in Beijing, China.
Opportunities and Imperatives for Global Collaboration
The Adjudant General Georgia
Last Friday, December 1st, our global community observed World AIDS Day and re-pledged its commitment to tame that disease, which now afflicts some 40 million of our fellow human beings. Last week we also saw the first instance of radiological contamination of aircraft employed in global, commercial transportation. These two recent events underscore both our technological and commercial interdependencies as well as our common, human vulnerabilities resulting from our intense global mobility.
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