Finalizes the Legal Assistance Sub region Workshop for States Parties

The second legal assistance workshop for States parties to the Kinshasa Convention on small arms and light weapons, which has lasted three days in the Conference Hall of Sipopo; It was closed on Friday, September 27, and has been chaired by the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Angeles Miaga Bibang.

The purpose of this seminar was to carry out an inventory of the regulatory measures adopted by each State for the application of the Kinshasa Convention, identifying the needs of the member states and the CEEAC in terms of capacities, compliance with the obligations related to arms control, as well as coordination and cooperation at the national, subregional, regional and international levels, in order to improve the exchange of information and reinforce the application of the Law to fight against the illicit arms trade.

The workshop has ended with the participation of several delegates and specialists from the countries of Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, Rwanda and Chad. The sessions have been led by experts and participants have shared their national experiences on the application of legal obligations related to gun control, thus forming a working group to reflect on specific issues.

During the closing ceremony, the words of the representative of the CEEAC have been heard, reading of the seminar report and finally the words of the Secretary of State, Maria A´┐Żngeles Miaga Bibang, who, in mentioning the objectives, concluded by congratulating all those who have made possible This seminar in order to silence weapons for next year 2020.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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