UK minister to answer questions on arms treaty via Twitter
AS the negotiations at the United Nations on the Arms Trade Treaty head into the final week, Foreign Office Minister for Counter Proliferation, Alistair Burt, will answer questions on the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) position on the Arms Trade Treaty live via Twitter.
Over the last six years, the UK has led international efforts to agree on the robust and effective Arms Trade Treaty. Mr Burt recently travelled to New York to show the UK’s firm support for the negotiations and to engage personally in working to persuade key states to agree to a strong treaty.
“We are determined to spare no effort to ensure these negotiations have the best possible chance of success, despite the real challenges they face. This work is coming to a head at the United Nations in New York, where intensive negotiations on the text of a treaty are due to conclude at the end of this week,” he said.
In advance of the conclusion of these negotiations, Mr Burt will answer questions on the UK’s position on the Arms Trade Treaty live.Share
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