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On Tuesday 23 February 1999, Her Excellency Ms. Anna Lindh, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, will visit the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in order to sign an Agreement with the United Nations on the Enforcement of Sentences imposed by the ICTY.
Sweden will thereby become the fourth United Nations Member State to enter into such an Agreement, after Italy (signed on 6 February 1997), Finland (7 May 1997) and Norway (24 April 1998).
Following the signature ceremony, Ms. Anna Lindh will meet with the President of the International Tribunal, Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, as well as with other Judges. She will also hold a working meeting with the Deputy prosecutor, Mr. Graham Blewitt, and other officials of the Office of the Prosecutor.
Sweden has actively assisted the ICTY since its inception, inter alia through contributions of SEK 2,000,000 (approximately US$250,000) towards the exhumations programmes in 1997 and 1998. Sweden has also assisted by gathering testimonies concerning individuals suspected of crimes in the former Yugoslavia, and by seconding criminal investigators.
Before leaving the ICTY, Ms. Lindh will give a press conference tentatively scheduled at 12.10. Media representatives are kindly invited to attend. There will also be photographic opportunities throughout the programme. For further details please contact the Press Office.
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