"We fully support Russia's initiative concerning chemical weapons in Syria, and we are ready to cooperate. As a part of the plan, we intend to join the Chemical Weapons Convention," Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said in an interview with Lebanon-based Al-Maydeen TV.
He said Syrian was "ready to fulfill our obligations" under the terms of the treaty, including providing information about Syria's chemical weapons.
"We will open our storage sites, and cease production. We are ready to open these facilities to Russia, other countries and the United Nations," Muallem said in the interview.
He added: "We intend to give up chemical weapons altogether."