Arms embargo to Liberia lifted

Switzerland has lifted an embargo on arms exports to government forces in the West African state of Liberia.

This content was published on February 23, 2010 - 11:37

The cabinet agreed on Monday to apply a resolution of the United Nations Security Council as of March 1 enabling the supply of military equipment to Liberia’s army and police.

Arms to any other customers remain banned. The embargo towards Liberia has been in place for a number of year.

The UN will still need to be informed of any arms exports to the country, the economics ministry said.

The UN says Liberia has made certain progress in the field of security but the national police force is insufficiently equipped and relies heavily on the UN mission on the ground. and agencies

In compliance with the JTI standards

In compliance with the JTI standards

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