Switzerland has lifted some restrictions on weapons exports

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By vexwift.com

Switzerland has lifted some restrictions on the export of military equipment.

Both houses of parliament agreed to allow the government to waive previous export restrictions in exceptional cases.

Switzerland have a reputation as a peaceful nation. The neutral alpine republic has not seen war for almost two centuries, it hosted numerous peace negotiations and diplomatic initiatives, and it is the birth place of the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions.

There is extensive debate about how the export of weapons, especially during war, is consistent with Switzerland’s neutrality and the country’s humanitarian traditions.

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