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“Mexico has emphasized the need to combat illegal trafficking, diversion, unauthorized export, and illicit trade in small arms and light weapons,” Ebrard said.

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called on Thursday the G20, which brings together the largest economies in the world, to stop international firearms trafficking, due to the damage they cause in places like Mexico.

When participating in the meeting of foreign ministers of the Group of 20, which is taking place in New Delhi, India, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs warned that the war in Ukraine will cause an oversupply of arms, whose trafficking must be avoided, according to information from the Chancellery.

The members of the G20 “should propose among all of us a greater commitment and greater effectiveness to combat this phenomenon because, with the availability of weapons that we now have and the one that is going to be derived from the ongoing conflicts, we are going to have more and more weapons, since greater availability of weapons, also a greater possibility of terrorism and violence,” he emphasized.

The head of Mexican diplomacy said that the fight against the international supply chains of illicit drugs, including fentanyl, requires an international cooperation framework to combat everything from production to trafficking and illicit profits.

Source La Jordana