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Laos voices concern over the announcement and the possible use of cluster munitions

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic has expressed its profound concern over the announcement of the supply and possible use of cluster munitions.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday issued a statement on the use of cluster munitions.
“As the world largest victim of cluster munitions and a state party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic expresses its profound concern over the announcement and the possible use of cluster munitions,” the statement said.
“The Lao people were victimised by this deadly cluster munition more than five decades ago and even today they continue to be affected by the unexploded ordnance as it continues to pose serious threats to the lives and livelihood of our people.
Therefore, the Lao PDR calls upon any state or actor to refrain from all use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions as prescribed in the Convention on Cluster Munitions so that no one in the world would be victimised by such heinous weapon.”

By Times Reporters
 (Latest Update July 11, 2023)


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