Preparations to remove Syria's chemical weapons
28 December 2013 Last updated at 09:11 GMT
Representatives from Russia, the United States, Syria and the UN have met in Moscow to work out how to safely remove Syria's chemical weapons.
The BBC's Anna Holligan has been given exclusive access to a Norwegian ship which is transporting the first - and most dangerous - batch of chemical weapons from Syria.
She reports from Limassol in Cyprus, where the vessel and 150 crew members are awaiting the go-ahead to travel to the Syrian port of Latakia.
She explains the precautions that have been taken for the mission.