Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Turkmenistan attended the preparatory meetings for the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, endorsed the Final Declaration of the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997 and participated in the Oslo negotiations in September 1997. It was absent from the vote on the UN General Assembly resolution in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996, but voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in 1997 and 1998.
At the 27th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1999, Turkmenistan stated that it would “continue practical efforts to increase the number of governments joining the Ottawa Convention. As a country strongly backing the Ottawa process, Turkmenistan is committing itself to be in the lead of the Movement for complete elimination of land-mines.”