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Ethiopia: Arms Trade

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 181106, tabled on 14 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has conducted a review of existing arms export licences and arms export licensing policy in relation to Ethiopia since the outbreak of conflict in that country in November 2020.

Answered on

19 April 2021

The UK Government takes its export control responsibilities seriously and continues to monitor developments in Ethiopia very closely. We examine every licence application on a case-by-case basis against strict criteria, drawing on a range of sources in making assessments, including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and international organisations, in addition to our diplomatic posts. All licences are kept under careful and continual review.

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