Bulgaria

Annex 2 State*Yes
Signature Date24-SEP-1996
Ratification Date29-SEP-1999

Additional Information

Through five so-called EU Joint Actions adopted in the framework of the European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, Bulgaria has made substantial voluntary contributions in support of the CTBTO’s work in areas such as training, verification regime enhancement and technical assistance to third countries. Both the 2012 EU Joint Action and the preceding one in 2010 amounted to over € 5 million.

Bulgaria was the 47th State to ratify the CTBT, see CTBTO press release.

Quote

"Bulgaria considers the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) to be one of the key elements to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and to encourage international disarmament."
Foreign Minister Rumiana Jeleva at the 2009 Article XIV Conference in New York - full statement (PDF)

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