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Spain sold arms for 12.5 million euros in 2020 to Morocco

Spain sold defense equipment (grenades, explosives, detonators, …) to Morocco for a total value of 12.5 million euros in 2020, according to a report by the Secretary of State for Commerce.

According to the 2020 report on exports of defense and dual-use equipment, transmitted to Congress by the Secretary of State for Commerce, Xiana Méndez, Spain sold weapons to Morocco for around 80 million euros between 2016 and 2019 and for 12.5 million in 2020, reports Europa Press. According to the document, the Moroccan armed forces last year received mortar grenades, spare parts for mortar, explosives, detonators, slow fuses, engines for armored vehicles, spare parts for airplanes. Spanish-made transport, …

In all, arms exports totaled 3.62 billion in 2020, 10.4% less than in 2019, says the report which indicates that 77.3% of exports are destined for NATO countries and of the European Union, including the Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, which are the largest buyers of arms from Spain. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Iraq and Israel also acquired various defense materials from Spain in 2020 for respectively 48.3 million euros, 27.7 million euros, 11.9 million, 874.050 euros and 477.288 euros, notes the report.

However, two exports to Myanmar from Burma, worth 22 million euros, were refused, the report said. They relate to the acquisition of a platform control system, closed circuit television and an anti-missile system for a frigate intended for the Navy.

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