By PNA / Xinhua and U.S. News Agency / Asian
The head of an international group of legislators backing disarmament said Monday he was joining efforts to urge the United States to support a global arms trade treaty.
President of Parliamentarians for Global Action and New Zealand Member of Parliament Ross Robertson said he had signed a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama expressing disappoint with the U.S. failure to support the adoption of a draft ATT.
The PGA was encouraging the U.S. administration to work with other states at the UN General Assembly to build upon the July conference and draft treaty text in order to open the way for the treaty’s approval as quickly as possible.
“We know that securing agreement on a sound treaty won’t be easy. But we believe it can be achieved if responsible leaders from key countries work together in the weeks ahead,” said Robertson.