Together, they accounted for 75 percent of the total volume of arms exports
The fall was partly due to general reductions in Indian and Venezuelan arms imports--two countries that have been among the main recipients of Russian arms exports
in previous years.
SCHIPHOL-RIJK (Alliance News) - Aerospace and defense major Airbus is considering suing the German government over the ban on arms exports
to Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported citing people familiar with the matter.
It's interesting to note that US arms exports
during the same period increased by 50 percent (2013-2018).
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has released new data on the volume of global arms exports
between 2014 and 2018.
A spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which Hunt heads, declined to comment on the letter, although said the UK takes criteria for arms exports
For decades, efforts to better regulate illicit and irresponsible arms exports
and to strengthen arms control regulations have been a key focus of the activities of Project Ploughshares.
As part of efforts to boost arms exports
, Seoul is seeking to increase the number of countries that South Korea has a memorandum of understanding on defense industry cooperation to 50 by 2022 from the current 39.
The draft resolution contains a proposal to develop a future mechanism to apply sanctions to EU Member States that are not attached to a common position on arms exports
. The parliamentary foreign affairs committee approved a draft resolution on arms exports
and presented it this week for discussion in Strasbourg, the media reported.
As far as arms exports
are concerned, those can't take place in the current circumstances." Germany last month approved 416 million euros ($480 million) worth of arms exports
to Saudi Arabia for 2018.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants other European Union member states to follow its example in stopping arms exports
to Saudi Arabia as long as uncertainty remains over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Monday.
"So long as investigations are underway, so long as we don't know what happened there, there is no reason to take positive decisions on arms exports
to Saudi Arabia," he said.