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INFCIRC/513/Mod. 1
August 1997

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Agreement of 3 May 1996 Between the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in Connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

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An agreement by exchange of letters with the Commonwealth of Dominica in connection with the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean

  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.


INFCIRC/513/Mod.1
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1996-05-03

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.

Dominica 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...". Dominica is also party to the NPT and on 3 May 1996 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. Dominica and the IAEA consider that the Safeguards Agreement satisfies the obligation of Dominica under Article 13 of the Tlatelolco Treaty.

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

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

Mr. Edison James
Prime Minister/Foreign Minister
Ministry of External Affairs and OECS Unity
Government Headquarters
Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
West Indies


It is the Secretariat's understanding that the Government of Dominica 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 Dominica 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


January 6, 1997

Dear Sir

I am directed to refer to your letter dated May 30, 1996 addressed to the Honourable Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica, with regard to the conclusion of Safeguards Agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

I wish to inform you that the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica concurs with the statements in paragraph three (3) of the aforementioned letter namely:

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

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

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

In that regard, I should be grateful if you would advise as soon as this exchange of letters is approved by the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Please accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

PERMANENT SECRETARY
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

1/ Reproduced in document INFCIRC/513.