New York, MINA – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued a Press Statement on Friday, condemning terrorist attacks that took place at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque, Christchurch, New Zealand which killed at least 49 poople and injured dozen of others.
The Press Statement was an Indonesian initiative and agreed upon within a few hours after the terrorist attack.
In his press statement on Saturday, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said since Friday morning in New York, Indonesian diplomats had begun working to convince other UN Security Council members so that the Press Statement could be immediately agreed.
“I have been communicating myself with the Permanent Representative of New Zealand in New York since morning to convey deep condolences and the initiative of Indonesia to the SC Press Statement,” said Watapri for the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani.
In the Press Statement which was also jointly sponsored by Kuwait, the UN Security Council underlined that all forms of terrorism pose a serious threat to international peace and security and the UN Security Council and the importance of bringing perpetrators to account for their actions in accordance with applicable law.
This Indonesian Initiative complements several UNSC Press Statements, among others, concerning terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and the Philippines in January 2019 and Iran in mid-February 2019.
“Many countries that expressed their appreciation for Indonesia’s rapid initiatives and actions encouraged the UNSC Press Statement which also expressed deep sympathy and sorrow for the families of the victims and the New Zealand Government,” said Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)