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Think Norway was too passive

Norway receives criticism from Amnesty for not raising arms issues with China.

(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

[small arms] China may block the International Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Norway supports the agreement, but did not raise the issue during last week's meeting with China.

- The agenda for the meeting was long, but ATT was not part of the talks, says State Secretary Raymond Johansen (Labor).

He emphasizes that arms trade has been the subject of meetings between Norway and China in the past.

This coming Monday, the UN will hold a conference on small arms in New York. Kaja Glomm, project manager for the "Control Arms" campaign in Amnesty International Norway, says the conference will be extremely important, also for Norway.

- Here, Norway can show that they are serious about the Soria Moria declaration and the promises to work for a legally binding agreement on arms trade, says Glomm.

Secretary of State Johansen confirms that he has requested a meeting of the Chinese ambassador to the conference.

The initiators behind "Control Arms" believe the large availability of small arms, and a lack of international regulations, have enormous consequences for most people. Handguns take more lives each year than the nuclear bombs

Hiroshima and Nagasaki worked together.

The "Control Arms" campaign has soon collected images of one million people who support the work on an international agreement on small arms. The photos will be handed over to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at Monday's conference in New York. The international project has been named "Million Faces" and Amnesty in Norway has. . .

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