Deputy Prime Minister Jean Asselborn takes part in the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty
The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn came to New York on 2 July 2012 to take part in the high-level segment of the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty.
In his statement, Minister Asselborn highlighted Luxembourg’s long-standing commitment to a treaty which would effectively tackle the scourge of the unregulated flow of weapons.
According to Luxembourg’s foreign policy chief, while being sufficiently flexible to take into account different situations and to attain universality, the Arms Trade Treaty should leave the least possible room for diverging interpretations of what is covered by the Treaty. In order to make this legal instrument as effective as possible, solid and ambitious criteria will need to be put in place for the evaluation of risks linked to arms transfers. Luxembourg is also advocating the setting up of cooperation mechanisms in order to assist States in implementing their obligations under the Treaty.