On Wednesday, the 9th of December 2020, Democracy Centre for Transparency hosted a webinar on Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia and UAE.The webinar was chaired by prof. Dr. Dietmar köster, MEP and member of the progressive alliance of socialists and democrats group, who started the webinar with an introductory statement on the topic. He also focused on the sanctions that could be imposed on the countries that use weapons against civilians.
The webinar was also attended by MEP.özlem Demirel, the vice-chair of the committee on security and defence- the left in the European Parliament. She highlighted the importance of stopping arms exports to Saudi Arabia and UAE and the role of Germany in this initiative.
Mr. Mieven Taillie, the president of the Association of European Journalists in Belgium ended the webinar by shedding the light on the existing agreements on preventing arms exports to the repressive regimes.