Cambodia’s Key Commitments to Arms Trade Treaty Disseminated

Cambodia in collaboration with the European Union (EU) has held a workshop to disseminate the country's key commitments to Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

The workshop took place yesterday here in Phnom Penh under the presidency of H.E. Sieng Lapresse, Government Advisor and SOMTC (Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime) Leader of Cambodia, and EU Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. George Edgar.

In his address, H.E. Sieng Lapresse underlined that Cambodia is a signatory of the Arms Trade Treaty and has been actively contributing to preventing illegal trade of the harmful products nationally and regionally.

To successfully crackdown the practice, he continued, the Royal Government of Cambodia has established mechanisms and regulations well aligned with the ATT and applied across the country.

According to the EU ambassador, the workshop is a part of EU's dissemination programme on arms trade treaty outreach to support Cambodia in implementing the treaty.

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), as defined in an online source, is the first international, legally binding, instrument that establishes national standards for regulating the trade in conventional arms and preventing their illicit trade.

Cambodia ratified the Arms Trade Treaty in October 2013.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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