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Albania. 2003 ‘Collection and Destruction.’ National Report of Albania on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 5-6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Albania to the United Nations. 1 January

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6. Collection and Destruction

i) What are the national programs for destruction of stockpiles?

Albanian Parliament approved the Law No. 8388, dated 05.08.1998, on the collection and destruction of small arms and light weapons on the hands of people.

For the stockpile destruction SALW [Small Arms and Light Weapons] have been implemented some bilateral and international agreements, such as the Ottawa Agreement "On the suppression of antipersonnel mines". During April 2001-April 2002 have been suppressed 1.683.860 mines or 2874 tones [sic]. This project has been implemented in straight cooperation with the NAMSA NATO.

The agreement with the US embassy "On the suppression of 896 tones of defected ammunitions". The abovementioned agreement has completed during January-October 2002.

From 2000 to April 30, 2003 Albanian Armed Forces have suppressed using detonation, 1500 tones of ammunitions. The process is ongoing.

The agreement with NAMSA on the suppression of 11.651 tones of ammunitions costing about 6.4 million EURO for a four years term in Mjekes, is in the negotiation process.

6.2 Instruments and manners of destruction?

For this purpose has been used the gas cutting and selling method.

6.3 Stockpiling preservation before destruction

The Ministry of Public Order implements the administration norms and laws, the preservation of surplus armament and ammunition, as well as conducts investigations and verifications at different levels and different times.

6.4 Have all the collected weapons been destructed?

The collected weapons have not completely destructed due to the necessary financial support.

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