Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Declared FSM Completed Ratification of CTBT

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): June 16, 1997 - On June 11, 1997, FSM President Jacob Nena declared the FSM Government has completed its internal constitutional process of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Teat-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and submit the same to the United Nations Secretary-General who is designated as the depository of the CTBT instrument of ratification by the Convention.

The FSM signed the CTBT when it was opened for signature in New York on September 24, 1996, and the FSM Congress on March 21, 1997, ratified the Treaty in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the FSM.

The declaration was made in an Instrument of Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty on June 11, 1997, by the Office of the President in Palikir, Pohnpei.

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FSM Office of the President
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Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
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