On 17 November 2022, H.E. Ambassador Fatimata Cheiffou handed over to the Principal Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary of UNIDROIT, Ms Marina Schneider, the original copy of the instruments of accession of the Republic of Niger to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) and to the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment (Aircraft Protocol), together with a declaration under Article 54(2) of the Cape Town Convention. H.E. Ambassador Cheiffou was accompanied by Mr Farid Sanda, First Secretary at the Embassy of Niger to Italy.
Both instruments will enter into force for the Republic of Niger on 1 March 2023. The Republic of Niger becomes the 84th Contracting State of the Cape Town Convention and the 81st Contracting State of the Aircraft Protocol.
The visit of H.E. Ambassador Cheiffou was also an occasion to discuss how to strengthen the relations between the Republic of Niger and UNIDROIT, and the benefits of other UNIDROIT instrument for her country.
Further details about the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft Protocol are available at:
H.E. Fatimata Cheiffou, Ambassador of the Republic of Niger to Italy
and Permanent Representative to FAO, IFAD and WFP, and
Ms Marina Schneider, Principal Legal Officer and Treaty depositary at UNIDROIT