(MTI) – Hungary hopes that additional countries will join and sign the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the foreign ministry said on Friday.
The ministry issued a statement after eight countries deposited their ratification documents with the Secretary General of the UN on Thursday on the sidelines of the General Assembly session.
The act brought the number of countries having ratified the Treaty to 53, crossing the threshold of 50 ratifications needed for the Treaty’s coming into force.
The treaty can significantly contribute to enhancing security and reducing suffering caused by conventional arms, the foreign ministry said.
Hungary was among 18 countries to ratify the ATT in April this year.
The treaty was adopted by the UN General Assembly on April 2, 2013 and issued for joining two months later.
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