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Tuesday, 9 May 1972
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Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

Which countries have signed the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, . Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction.


Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Convention was opened for signature in London, Washington and Moscow on 10th April 1972. In London the following 49 countries signed the Convention:

Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Canada, Ceylon, Chile, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Germany (Federal Republic), Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Yugoslavia.

In Washington the following 75 countries signed the Convention:

Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Burundi, Canada, Central African Republic, Ceylon, Chile, China (Republic of), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany (Federal Republic of),' Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Khmer. Republic, Korea (Republic of), Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United States of America, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Venezuela, Vietnam (Republic of), Zaire.

In Moscow the following 47 countries signed the Convention:

Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussia, Canada, Ceylon, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany (Federal Republic of), Germany (Democratic Republic of), Ghana, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Rumania, Rwanda, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United States of America, Yugoslavia, Zaire.







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