Last week Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as well as Equatorial Guinea announced their subscription to the Hague Code of Conduct against ballistic missiles proliferation, hence becoming the 141st and 142nd Subscribing States to the Code respectively.
This is an important step towards the universalisation and effective implementation of the Code of Conduct. All States that have not yet subscribed to the Code of Conduct should follow this example, in particular those possessing ballistic missile capabilities and space launch vehicles.
The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation was adopted in 2002. It is the most important multilateral transparency and confidence-building instrument related to ballistic missiles. The European Union strongly supports the Code of Conduct. All its 27 Member States have subscribed to it.