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INFCIRC/379/Mod.1
October 1996

GENERAL Distr.
Original: ENGLISH


Agreement of 2 February 1996 Between Saint Lucia and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in Connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Agreement by exchange of letters of 6 November 1995 and 24 April 1996 with Saint Lucia in connection with the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean ("the Tlatelolco Treaty")

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  1. The text of the Exchange of Letters is reproduced in this document for the information of all Members. This Exchange of Letters constitutes an agreement confirming that:

  2. The agreement reflected in the Exchange of Letters was approved by the Board of Governors on 12 June 1996, and pursuant to its terms, entered into force on that date.


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Sir,

I have the honour to refer to the decision of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency of 15 June 1995 which authorized the Secretariat of the IAEA to confirm, through an exchange of letters with the relevant States of the Latin American and Caribbean region that, inter alia, the comprehensive safeguards agreements which these States have concluded with the IAEA pursuant to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ("the NPT") satisfy the requirement of Contracting Parties to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean ("the Tlatelolco Treaty.) to conclude safeguards agreements with the IAEA.

Saint Lucia is a party to the Tlatelolco Treaty, article 13 of which provides, inter alia, that "each Contracting Party shall negotiate multilateral or bilateral agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency for the application of its safeguards to its nuclear activities Saint Lucia is also party to the NPT and on 2 February 1990 concluded an agreement with the IAEA for the application of safeguards in connection with that Treaty (hereinafter called "the Safeguards Agreement.).

Against that background, I should like to propose the following:

  1. Saint Lucia and the IAEA consider that the Safeguards Agreement satisfies the obligation of Saint Lucia under Article 13 of the Tlatelolco Treaty.

  2. Saint Lucia and the IAEA agree that the safeguards set forth in the Safeguards Agreement shall also apply, as regards Saint Lucia, in connection with the Tlatelolco Treaty.

  3. The provisions of the Safeguards Agreement shall apply as long as Saint Lucia is party to the NPT or the Tlatelolco Treaty or both.

It is the Secretariat's understanding that the Government of Saint Lucia concurs with the statements in paragraphs 1 to 3 above. In that case, this letter and your affirmative reply shall, subject to approval by the Board of Governors of the IAEA, constitute an agreement between the Government of Saint Lucia and the IAEA, which shall enter into force on the date of approval of this exchange of letters by the Board of Governors of the IAEA.

Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

  (signed)
Hans Blix
Director General

H.E. Dr. Charles S. Flemming
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Mission of Saint Lucia
to the United Nations
820 Second Avenue, Suite 900
New York, N.Y. 10017


SAINT LUCIA

April 24, 1996

Director General
International Atomic Energy Agency
P.O. Box 100
A - 1400 Vienna
AUSTRIA

Sir,

I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 6 November 1995 which reads as follows:

"I have the honour to refer to the decision of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency of 15 June 1995 which authorized the Secretariat of the IAEA to confirm through an exchange of letters with the relevant States of the Latin American and Caribbean region that, inter alia, the comprehensive safeguards agreements which these States have concluded with the IAEA pursuant to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ("the NPT") satisfy the requirement of the Contracting Parties to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean ("the Tlatelolco Treaty") to conclude safeguards agreement with the IAEA.

Saint Lucia is a party to the Tlatelolco Treaty, article 13 of which provides, inter alia, that "each Contracting Party shall negotiate multilateral or bilateral agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency for the application of its safeguards to its nuclear activities ....", Saint Lucia is also party to the NPT and on 2 February 1990 concluded an agreement with the IAEA for the application of safeguards in connection with that Treaty (hereinafter called "the Safeguards Agreement").

Against that background, I should like to propose the following:

  1. Saint Lucia and the IAEA consider that the Safeguards Agreement satisfies the obligation of Saint Lucia under Article 13 of the Tlatelolco Treaty.

  2. Saint Lucia and the IAEA agree that the safeguards set forth in the Safeguards Agreement shall also apply, as regards Saint Lucia, in connection with the Tlatelolco Treaty.

  3. The provisions of the Safeguards Agreement shall apply as long as Saint Lucia is party to the NPT or the Tlatelolco Treaty or both.

It is the Secretariat's understanding that the Government of Saint Lucia concurs with the statements in paragraphs 1 to 3 above. In that case, this letter and your affirmative reply shall, subject to approval by the Board of Governors of the IAEA, constitute an agreement between the Government of Saint Lucia and the IAEA, which shall enter into force on the date of approval of this exchange of letters by the Board of Governors of the IAEA."

I have the honour to inform you, on behalf of my Government that the terms of your letter of 6 November 1995 are acceptable and shall constitute an agreement between the Government of Saint Lucia and the IAEA which shall enter into force on the date of its approval by the Board of Governors of the IAEA.

Accept Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

(signed)
Dr. Vaughan Lewis
Prime Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs of
Saint Lucia