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Arms trafficking in the Balkans serious threat: EU's Borrell

Collection campaign launched by Serbia good step for security

16 May, 15:16
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, MAY 16 - EU's High Representative Josep Borrell addressed the Ministerial Conference on the Roadmap to firearms control in the Western Balkans today, emphasizing the importance of combating illicit arms trafficking in the region.

He expressed condolences for the recent tragic shooting incidents in Serbia and highlighted the need for collective efforts to address small arms trafficking and its grave consequences.

Illicit arms trafficking is "a serious threat to our peace and stability. It is a multifaceted threat that impacts the stability of the region, states [and] societies, and increases the risk of terrorist attacks," Borrell said.

The weapons collection campaign launched by the Serbian government with EU's support "shows how valuable, how important our security cooperation is in contributing to the security of our citizens," Borrell noted. (ANSA).

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