Saudi Arms Deal: Open Letter to the Prime Minister

By | April 26, 2016

Open Letter to the Prime Minister

April 26, 2016

The G78’s Thematic Working Group on Arms Control drafted a letter to the Prime Minister expressing our profound concern about the authorization of exports of Light Armoured Vehicles worth $15 billion to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We solicited considerable support for this letter from NGOs in the Human Rights, Peacebuilding and International Development Communities. The final version shown here is a joint product of a number of organizations whose logos appear in the letter.

Letter to the Prime Minister – EnglishFrench

Video of press conference

The “Open Letter to the Prime Minister on the Saudi arms deal” remains open to accept additional signatures and logos.

If you wish to add a signature as an individual or representative of an organization, in support of this letter, please inform the Group of 78 at

Individual: provide the exact name you wish to use.

Organization: provide logo, electronic signature if possible, name and title of signatory.

One thought on “Saudi Arms Deal: Open Letter to the Prime Minister

  1. stitchilicious

    We, the undersigned, wish to express our profound concerns about the issuance of export permits for Canada’s multi-billion dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia, despite the flagrant incompatibilities of this contract with the human rights safeguards of our export controls.

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