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INFCIRC/400/Mod.1
August 1997

GENERAL Distr.
Original: ENGLISH


Agreement of 8 January 1992 Between the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in Connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

An agreement by exchange of letters with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in connection with the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean

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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 18 March 1997, and pursuant to its terms, entered into force on that date.


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1995-11-06

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 Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Vincent and the Grenadines is also party to the NPT and on 8 January 1992 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 Vincent and the Grenadines and the IAEA consider that the Safeguards Agreement satisfies the obligation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines under Article 13 of the Tlatelolco Treaty.

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

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

It is the Secretariat's understanding that the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Vincent and the Grenadines 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.

Hans Blix
Director General

H. E Mr. Herbert G.V. Young
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Mission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations
801 Second Avenue. 21st Floor
New York, N.Y. 10017


March 6, 1997

Sir,

I have been authorized by my Government to indicate acceptance of the conditions set out in your letter of November 6, 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 agreements with the IAEA.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a party to the Tlatelolco Treaty; article 13 of which provides, inter alia, that "each Contracting Party shall negotiate multilateral of bilateral agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency for the application of its safeguards to its nuclear activities..." St. Vincent and the Grenadines is also party to the NPT and on 8 January 1992 concluded an agreement with the IAEA for the application of safeguards in connection with that Treaty (hereinafter called "the Safeguards Agreement").

Against the background, I shall like to propose the followings:

  1. St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the IAEA consider that the Safeguards Agreement satisfies the obligation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines under Article 13 of the Tlatelolco Treaty.

  2. St. Vincent and the Grenadines agree that the Safeguards set forth in the Safeguards Agreement shall also apply, as regards St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in connection with the Tlatelolco Treaty.

  3. The Provisions of the Safeguards Agreement shall apply as long as St. Vincent and the Grenadines is party to the NPT or the Tlatelolco Treaty or both.

It is the Secretariat's understanding that the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines concurs with the statement 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 and agreement between the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines 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 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 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.

Sincerely,

Herbert G.V. Young
Ambassador
Permanent Representative


1/ Reproduced in INFCIRC/400