University General Assembly 3


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The issue of anti-personnel mines speaks to Slovenia for a series of reasons.

The government of Slovenia has reported a problem with landmines remaining from both World Wars and the brief war of independence in 1991, during which the Yugoslav army laid mines near military targets and in other areas of Slovenia. Many of these mines and other unexploded ordnance were removed in 1992, but the number remaining is unclear. Slovenia is therefore concerned about these remaining mains and asks to take actions for the removal as soon as possible.

Slovenia is not known to have produced or exported antipersonnel mines in the past. As of November 5th 1996, Mr Vaigl, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaking at the Budapest Regional Conference stated that Slovenia committed never to produce, transfer, stockpile, or use antipersonnel m...