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Kazakhstan accedes to 1951 convention

Briefing Notes, 2 February 1999

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson to whom quoted text may be attributed at the press briefing, on 2 February 1999, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

On January 15, Kazakhastan became the 137th country to accede to the 1951 Geneva Convention or 1967 Protocol relating to the status of refugees.

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