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São Tomé e Príncipe, Landmine Monitor Report 2000
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São Tomé e Príncipe

São Tomé e Príncipe signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 30 April 1998. According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official, the Parliament approved ratification in early 1999, but the President has not yet signed it because of other pressing business.[1] São Tomé did not attend the First Meeting of States Parties in Maputo in May 1999, and did not participate in any of the treaty intersessional meetings in Geneva. São Tomé was absent from the vote on UN General Assembly Resolution 54/54B supporting the Mine Ban Treaty in December 1999. It is believed that São Tomé has never produced or exported AP mines, and according to Luis Maria from the office of the Chief of Staff of the São Toméan Armed Forces, there are no stockpiles of antipersonnel mines in the country.[2] São Tomé is not mine-affected.


[1] Telephone interview with Dr. Ana Paula Alvim, Department of Multilateral Issues in the Office of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, São Tomé, 3 July 2000.
[2] Telephone interview with Luis Maria, Office of the Chief of Staff, São Toméan Armed Forces, São Tomé, 26 March 1999.