Saudi Arabia Remains Key Buyer of Balkan Arms

Saudi Arabia remains one of the main export destinations for weapons from the Balkans, with Afghanistan, Iraq and Algeria emerging as new key destinations, SEESAC report says. A new SEESAC report reveals that Saudi Arabia remains one of the biggest buyers of obsolete arms from the Balkans, as other Middle Eastern markets become more interesting for arms dealers from the region. The latest SEESAC document on yearly arms exports in 2016 for Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Albania and Macedonia says those countries sold Saudi Arabia more than 118 million euros worth of weapons and ammunition that year. The South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons works to strengthen the capacities of national and regional stakeholders to control and reduce the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, and thus contribute to enhanced stability, security and development in South Eastern and Eastern Europe. It was set up by the UN and Regional Cooperation Council, RCC. Its report says millions of euros worth of weapons and equipment from the region were also sold to Afghanistan, Iraq, Algeria and Turkey.

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