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Malta
Practice Relating to Rule 74. Chemical Weapons
In 1989, in reply to a note verbale of the UN Secretary-General on the subject of chemical weapons, Malta declared that it did not possess chemical weapons. 
Malta, Reply to a note verbale of the UN Secretary-General, referred to in Report of the Secretary-General on respect for the right to life: elimination of chemical weapons, prepared in accordance with UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights Res. 1988/27, UN Doc. E/CN.4/Sub.2/1989/4, 17 August 1989, § 98.
At the First Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997, Malta referred to the enactment of a bill that unanimously authorized the ratification of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention and stated that it was “a tangible attestation of Malta’s unwavering commitment to ensure that our society lives in a tranquil and safe environment free from the menace of chemical weapons”. 
Malta, Statement at the First Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, The Hague, 6–23 May 1997.