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Acceptance by Egypt of the Montreal Convention of 1999
ICAO HQ, Montréal, 24/02/2005
Egypt deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, done at Montreal on 28 May 1999 (Montreal Convention of 1999) during a brief ceremony at ICAO headquarters on 24 February 2005. Left to right: Mr. M.E. Refaat, Representative of Egypt on the Council of ICAO; Dr. Taïeb Chérif, Secretary General; and Mr. Denys Wibaux, Director, Legal Bureau.
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Accession by Croatia to the Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives
ICAO HQ, Montréal, 24/02/2005
Croatia deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives during a brief ceremony at ICAO headquarters on 24 February 2005. Left to right: Mr. Ante Barbir, Chargé d'affaires, a.i., Embassy of Croatia in Ottawa; Mr. Denys Wibaux, Director, Legal Bureau; and Mr. Marijan Oresnik, Counsellor, Embassy of Croatia in Ottawa.
ID: 00021    Right click here to download a high resolution image (3.50 MB)

Ratification by China of the Montreal Convention of 1999
ICAO HQ, Montréal, 01/06/2005
China deposited its instrument of ratification of the Montreal Convention of 1999 during a brief ceremony at ICAO headquarters on 1 June 2005. This brought the number of parties to the Convention, which entered into force on 4 November 2003, to 65.
Shown on the occasion (left to right) are: Mr. Zhang Yafeng, Representative of China on the Council of ICAO; Dr. Taïeb Chérif, Secretary General; and Mr. Denys Wibaux, Director, Legal Bureau.
ID: 00038    Right click here to download a high resolution image (1.64 MB)

Ratification by Costa Rica of the Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives
ICAO HQ, Montréal, 12/07/2005
Costa Rica deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives during a brief ceremony at ICAO headquarters on 12 July 2005.
Shown on the occasion (left to right) are: Ms. Paola Porras Pastrana, Consul, Consulate of Costa Rica in Montreal; His Excellency Carlos Miranda, Ambassador of Costa Rica in Ottawa; Dr. Taïeb Chérif, Secretary General; and Mr. Denys Wibaux, Director, Legal Bureau.
ID: 00048    Right click here to download a high resolution image (2.74 MB)

Ratification by Switzerland of the Montreal Convention of 1999
ICAO HQ, Montréal, 07/07/2005
Switzerland deposited its instrument of ratification of the Montreal Convention of 1999 during a brief ceremony at ICAO headquarters on 7 July 2005. This brought the number of parties to the Convention, which entered into force on 4 November 2003, to 66.
Shown on the occasion (left to right) are: Mr. Laurent Noël, Legal and International Affairs, FOCA, Switzerland; Mr. Matthias Suhr, General Secretary, FOCA, Member of the Board, Switzerland; and Mr. Denys Wibaux, Director, Legal Bureau.
ID: 00049    Right click here to download a high resolution image (2.40 MB)

Deposit by Pakistan on 2 August 2005
ICAO HQ, Montréal, 02/08/2005
During a brief ceremony at ICAO headquarters on 2 August 2005, Pakistan deposited an instrument of ratification of the Protocol relating to an amendment of Article 50 (a) of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (1990) and an instrument of accession to the Protocol for the amendment of the 1956 Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Iceland (1982).
Shown on the occasion (left to right) are: Mr. Saif Ullah Chattha, Consul General of Pakistan in Montréal; His Excellency Shahid Malik, High Commissioner of Pakistan in Ottawa; Dr. Taïeb Chérif, Secretary General; Mr. Mokhtar Ahmed Awan, Representative of Pakistan on the Council of ICAO; and Mr. Denys Wibaux, Director, Legal Bureau.
ID: 00050    Right click here to download a high resolution image (1.66 MB)

Deposit by the Russian Federation on 16 August 2005
ICAO HQ, Montréal, 16/08/2005
During a brief ceremony at ICAO headquarters on 16 August 2005, the Russian Federation deposited an instrument of ratification of four Protocols of amendment to the Chicago Convention relating to Article 56 (1989), Article 50(a) (1990), the Final paragraph introducing the Arabic text (1995) and the Final paragraph introducing the Chinese text (1998).
Shown on the occasion (left to right) are: Mr. Igor M. Lysenko, Representative of the Russian Federation on the Council of ICAO; and Dr. Taïeb Chérif, Secretary General.
ID: 00051    Right click here to download a high resolution image (3.25 MB)

Deposit by Bangladesh on 16 August 2005
ICAO HQ, Montréal, 16/08/2005
During a brief ceremony at ICAO headquarters on 16 August 2005, Bangladesh deposited an instrument of accession to the Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection, done at Montréal on 1 March 1991.
Shown on the occasion (left to right) are: His Excellency Rafiq Ahrned Khan, High Commissioner for Bangladesh (Ottawa); Dr. Taïeb Chérif, Secretary General; and Mr. Denys Wibaux, Director, Legal Bureau.
ID: 00052    Right click here to download a high resolution image (1.70 MB)

Deposit by Poland on 17 August 2005
ICAO HQ, Montréal, 17/08/2005
During a brief ceremony at ICAO headquarters on 17 August 2005, Poland deposited a Letter of Notification of Association with the International COSPAS-SARSAT Programme as a User State.
Shown on the occasion (left to right) are: Mr. Roman Jankowiak, Senior Trade Commissioner, Montréal; and Mr. Denys Wibaux, Director, Legal Bureau.
ID: 00053    Right click here to download a high resolution image (3.67 MB)

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