Arms sales 'hit development'

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The Independent Online
ATLANTA (Reuter) - International aid agencies meeting jointly have concluded that most efforts to develop Third World nations will remain ineffective unless rich nations stop selling and giving weapons to poor countries.

At the end of the two-day conference, the former US president, Jimmy Carter, and the United Nations Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, also said lack of co-operation among agencies and countries assisting the Third World had hampered development.