New York, MINA – Permanent Representative of Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani led a briefing on efforts to combat terrorism and prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction at the UN Security Council on Monday.
In front of all members of the UN Security Council (UNSC), Ambassador Djani conveyed that terrorism continues to pose a serious threat to mutual peace and security.
“Therefore, to fight terrorism as a common enemy, there is no choice but to strengthen collaboration and directed efforts and increase cooperation between countries with various regional organizations and with UN agencies,” Djani said in a written statement on Tuesday.
Indonesia’s leadership and initiative in counter-terrorism and the prevention of the spread of weapons of mass destruction also received recognition and appreciation, not only from Security Council members but also from other UN member countries.
In a short time, immediately after the terror incident, Indonesia succeeded in initiating various Securty Council press statements condemning terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, Iran, the Philippines, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
This right is a manifestation of consistency of attitude and position of Indonesia which always rejects the connection of terrorism with a particular religion, ethnicity or nation.
In addition, Indonesia was also asked to lead three important committees on the Security Council, namely the 1267 Sanctions Committee, Security Council Resolution 1540 concerning the prevention of the spread of weapons of mass destruction and Sanctions of 1988 Security Council Resolution on the Taliban and Deputy Chair of Security Council Sanctions Committee on South Sudan and Iraq.
“It is an honor and a great mandate for Indonesia to have the trust to lead 3 (Three) committees that have an important role in the UN Security Council,” Ambassador Djani said.
In the 1267 Sanctions Committee which dropped and oversaw the sanction of those affiliated with ISIS and Al-Qaeda, Indonesian leadership managed to play a role in maintaining the credibility and integrity of committee which was threatened due to differences of interest in including terrorists in the UN Sanctions List.
“In the future, in carrying out the mandate to lead UNSC Committees, Indonesia will continue to play a role as a facilitator of dialogue and consultation to bridge various differences in interests that often arise among the 15 members of the Security Council,” said Ambassador Djani when closing thei briefing. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)