Vladimir Putin

Axworthy, The Hon. Lloyd

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The problem of anti-personnel (AP) mines in Kosovo. The dimensions of the threat. The task of Canadian mine-clearning experts in Kosovo. The problems of AP mines in other countries. The UN Mission. Progress made since the conclusion of the Ottawa Convention. The new kind of partnershipamong governments reflected in the campaign to ban landmines. The major role that Canadians have played in the process. The need for support and participation by more than governments. The launch of the Canadian Landmine Foundation today. Canadians in Kosovo. The military option for Kosovo. The international concern of the safety of people. The costs for Canadians. Global stability required for our prosperity and how that is so. Thinking of Canada as the value-added nation. A request for contributions to the Canadian Landmine Foundation.