Belgium wants to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

Belgian classic machine gun made in Herstal, Wallonia.

Belgium wants to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia bought 60% of Walloon weapons sold in 2015, a revelation that prompted Belgian Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders to apologise before the Belgian Parliament.

The importance of the arms deal with the Saudi regime created an uproar, especially after Belgium country voted in favour of Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Women’s Rights Commission.

While Wallonia last year sold 1,369 weapons to 68 countries and only 34 of these went to Saudi Arabia, the contracts there represen...


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