Arms Trade Treaty – Statement by Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (April 2, 2014)

France has just presented in New York the instrument of ratification for the Arms Trade Treaty. It did so with 17 other states.

Following the adoption of the text by the United Nations General Assembly, this is the 21st century’s first universal treaty in the disarmament field.

I am committed to its coming into force quickly, which will enable us to better limit the uncontrolled circulation of weapons and fight trafficking.

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