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Keeping illegal trade of arms out of Fiji

May 11, 2016 12:50 am

Ensuring Fiji is free from the illegal trade of guns and other weapons is the focus a three day workshop being held in Suva.

Permanent Secretary for Defence – Osea Cawaru says these talks are imperative to strengthening existing national legislation.

“Because it regulates the trade of arms by protecting legitimate arms trade and ensure that the process is not circumvented, it will also improve national regulations on arms transfers with the view to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation amongst UN member states.”

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Representing 19 Civil Society Organisations in the region, the Pacific Small Arms Action Group is co-facilitating the workshop.

They will be discussing the UN program of action on small arms and light weapons as well as talking about the Arms Trade Treaty and how this may be beneficial to Fiji.

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