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The last lot of anti-personnel mines from the 1049394 mines the Romanian Armed Forces had will be destroyed Thursday, March 25, 04 at Cislau Shooting Range. Participants to this activity will be representatives of ministries and NGOs, military attachés acredited in Bucharest and mass media.

The activity is developed according to the stipulations of the “Convention on Ban of Use, Stock, Produce and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and Their Destruction” signed in Oslo in 1997 and in force since March 1, 1999. The Convention signed by 140 states and ratified by more than 110 countries was based on the Ottawa Declarations, October 5, 1996 and Brussels, June 27, 1997 according to which the international community was urged to deal a compulsory international juridical agreement for the ban of use, stock, produce and transfer of the anti-personnel mines and for their destruction.

Romania signed the Oslo Convention in December 3, 1997 and ratified it in November 15, 2000 becoming a part-state in Mai 1, 2001. According to the stipulations of this Convention Romania should end the process of destruction till Mai 1, 2005. Romania organized the first activity of destruction of the anti-personnel in August 31, 2001.

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