EU Statement on the occasion of the Fifty-Ninth Session of Working Group A
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
(31 May – 1 June 2021)
- I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States. The
following countries align themselves with this statement: Turkey§, the Republic of North
Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Iceland+,
Norway+, Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, and San Marino.
- The EU wishes to thank the Executive Secretary (ES) for his opening statement and for
his reports, as well as the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS) for preparing this
meeting, under the current challenging circumstances.
- We welcome the efforts of the PTS to ensure business continuity, and recognise the
efficient provision of International Monitoring Station (IMS) data and International Data
Centre (IDC) products….