Oman expresses concern over proliferation of small, light firearms

by | Jun 19, 2024 | 0 comments

NEW YORK – The Sultanate of Oman has expressed its deep concern over the illicit proliferation of small firearms and light weapons. Such a proliferation, Oman said, constitutes a serious threat to international peace and security, fuels armed conflicts and portends large-scale growth of terrorism and organized crime.

A speech to this effect was delivered today by Mohammed bin Ali Al Shehhi, member of the Sultanate of Oman’s permanent delegation to the United Nations in New York. Al Shehhi was speaking before the UN conference to review the progress made in implementing a UN action programme on preventing, combating and eliminating illicit trade in small firearms and light weapons.

In the speech, Oman affirmed its full commitment to the UN action programme, hoping that all countries would cooperate towards the realization of the programme’s objectives with the prime aim of maintaining security and stability.

Oman outlined its own procedures and measures on consolidating legal and institutional frameworks to combat illicit trade in small firearms and light weapons. The procedures, Oman explained, included the enactment of national legislations and laws that align with international standards related to the illicit trade in small firearms and light weapons.

Oman also affirmed this stance through its participation in international regional initiatives aimed at combating trafficking in firearms, said Al Shehhi, adding that Oman engaged in exchanging information and extending expertise to address this global phenomenon.


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