DOHA: The practical and field training course for biological weapons inspectors was launched yesterday. The course is organised by Qatar’s National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons (NCPW) under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah.

It is held in cooperation with University of Nebraska of the US and will run till today. The course was inaugurated by Chairman of NCPW Major General Staff (Pilot) Nasser Mohammed Al Ali and a speech was delivered by NCPW Secretary, Captain Abdul Aziz Al Ahmad where he welcomed the attendees and said based on the State of Qatar’s keenness to combat weapons of mass destruction and is one of the first countries to join the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). Read more.