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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –

Source: Republic of Colombia

Geneva (Nov. 20/20). The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and on their Destruction, approved this Friday, November 20, during the last session of the 18th Meeting of the States Parties, the second extension request presented by Colombia to comply with the obligation contained in Article 5 of this instrument, regarding the total elimination of these artifacts in the national territory.

During the last session of this meeting, the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations Organization and other International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Adriana Mendoza Agudelo, thanked the States Parties, the Article 5 Implementation Committee and the Support Unit Implementation of the Convention (ISU) the decision adopted, reiterated Colombia’s commitment to the Convention and stated that “as a State, all reasonable efforts will be made with special emphasis on compliance with the recommendations of the Decision, including that of reporting periodically advances ”.

Likewise, Ambassador Mendoza took the opportunity to thank the international community for the cooperation for comprehensive action against mines with antipersonnel in the country and indicated that with its support, Colombia will continue to “promote actions that allow improving the situation of the affected communities and thus, together to achieve a Colombia free of antipersonnel mines ”.

On the other hand, and from now on, Colombia will chair the Committee for Strengthening Cooperation and Assistance of the Convention for the period 2020-2021.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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