Afghanistan Seeks Effective Implementation of Land Mines Ban

 Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. DR. Abdullah Abdullah  said that coming from a country that has for the past four decades been a victim of landmines, I am honoured to be here with you today in Geneva, sharing our focus and commitment to prohibit the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their destruction. I clearly recall when as Foreign Minister back on September 11, 2002, Afghanistan decided to accede to the Convention, which entered into force for the country in March 2003. My long-standing relation with the Convention is not only Afghanistanspecific, but it also encompasses a global concern, wherever it impacts the lives of human beings who face this terrible device, wherever they may be. When used, a landmine does not see boundaries, nor does it differentiate between its victims. That is why we need a global perspective and a comprehensive approach to making sure that all countries and all armed groups, whatever their affiliation, are made to realize that it is inhuman and illegal to deploy landmines.......................

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