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Proposal for Skopje Spring Congress 2020 03 - 05 April 2020

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Submitted at Monday, 9. March 2020 um 20:33 Uhr, in category "Chapter 9 – External Relations and Foreign Affairs" with No. 907. Author/s: "Junge Liberale, JNC, NEOs, Lithuanian liberal youth, European Youth of Ukraine.

The Skopje Spring Congress 2020 may decide:

No European Weapons for Saudi Arabia

Considering that:

-        Government of Saudi Arabia planned and conducted extrajudicial killing of Jamal Khasshogi violating basic human rights. Such case showed Saudi Arabia’s unwillingness to accept critical voices;

-        It is impossible to track the usage of exported weapons from the EU to Saudi Arabia. Therefore, it cannot be ensured that the weapons are used to protect totalitarian systems in and outside Saudi Arabia;

-          The strategic partnership including the export of weapons during the last years did not have a positive impact on did not have postitve impact on peaceful cooperation and detente in Middle East region;

Believing that:

-          The EU has to stand in for democratic values and the worldwide implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the UN,

-          Economic interests and the export of weapons cannot be given preference to democratic values.

Calls for:

-          an immediate export stop of weapons to Saudi Arabia from all EU member states,

-          a consideration of EU sanctions against Saudi Arabian politicians and other persons close to the Saudi Arabian government,

-          a common European strategy for Saudi Arabia and a critical reconsideration of the past strategy of the member states of the EU.

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