The Sultanate of Oman has become the latest country to join the Ottawa Treaty (also known as the Mine Ban Treaty), after depositing its instrument of accession instrument at a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York in August.

Oman delegate Mr. Abdullah Alkaabi

Ambassador Lyutha Sultan Al-Mughairy presents Oman’s accession instrument in New York

– Oman has taken a big step to ‘Commit to Complete’ by joining the Ottawa Treaty

Oman has become the 162nd State Party to the Ottawa Treaty, which will enter into force for Oman on 1 February 2015 in accordance with the waiting period mandated.

“Oman is a welcome addition to the majority of the world’s nations that have already outlawed this indiscriminate and horrific weapon. Each new accession brings us closer to a landmine-free world. ” said International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) campaign Manager Firoz Ali Alizada.

Three of the six members of the Gulf Coordination Council (GCC) – Oman, Kuwait and Qatar – have now acceded to the Convention.

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