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Ethiopia: Arms Trade

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what responses she has received on Ethiopia’s arms trade with North Korea; what assessment she has made of whether that trade is compliant with UN Security Council Resolution 1718; and if she will make a statement; (132419)

(2) what discussions she has had with her US counterpart on Ethiopia's arms trade with North Korea; what the outcome was of those discussions; and if she will make a statement.

We are in contact with US and other counterparts about issues relating to the enforcement of UN Security Council Resolution 1718, including Ethiopia’s arms trade with North Korea. We continue to support vigorous implementation of the measures in the resolution and the work of the Security Council’s Sanctions Committee for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in monitoring implementation and compliance.