On 15 March 1993, the Slovak Republic declared itself to be bound by the Convention — including reservations and declarations made by Czechoslovakia as well as objections by Czechoslovakia in respect of reservations made by other Treaty Parties — as of 1 January 1993, date of the division of Czechoslovakia. The declaration of continuity of the Slovak Republic was received by the depositary of the Convention on 26 April 1993. Consequently in accordance with Article 44, paragraph 1, the Convention entered into force for the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic and Portugal on 1 July 1993.