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Qatar To Get Shipment Of Swiss-Made Ammunition


(MENAFN- Swissinfo) Ready for action: the Lusail Iconic football stadium in Doha. © Keystone / Laurent Gillieron

The Swiss government said on Friday it had found“no overriding reasons” to block the export of 6,000 pieces of ammunition to Qatar.

This content was published on September 23, 2022 - 17:33 September 23, 2022 - 17:33 Keystone-SDA/dos

“In its evaluation of the situation, the Federal Council considered all the assessment criteria foreseen by the law [on weapons exports],” the executive wroteExternal link in a two-paragraph statement. No justification for vetoeing the deal was found.

The 27mm pieces are for use in revolver cannons onboard the European-built Eurofighter Typhoon jet, the government said. It did not name the arms manufacturer involved.

In line with the country's neutrality, Swiss weapons exports rules prohibit sending arms to countries involved in a civil or international war; they also stipulate that purchasing countries must ask permission from Bern before forwarding the weapons on to a third country – a requirement that sparked debates earlier this year when Bern vetoed the re-export of ammunition by Germany to Ukraine.

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