Abu Dhabi, (MINA) – The United Arab Emirates renewed its commitment to international measures to eliminate global terrorism, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
This came in a statement delivered at the United Nations General Assembly in New York by Ahmed Al Mahmoud, chargé d’affaires at the UAE Permanent Mission to the UN.
Al Mahmoud thanked Secretary General António Guterres for his tireless efforts to improve the UN system’s approach to combat terrorism, IINA News reported.
He reaffirmed UAE’s confidence in the newly established United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, which will coordinate international efforts and enhance cooperation between the member states and UN entities in preventing extremism and combating terrorism.
The UAE congratulated Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov on his appointment as undersecretary general of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, and strongly urged the Office to ensure a balanced implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, adopted by the General Assembly on 8 September 2006, as a unique global instrument to enhance national, regional and international efforts to counter terrorism.
Also, in the statement, the UAE expressed the importance of strengthening cooperation with international institutions and organizations involved in countering terrorism, to share best practices and coordinate efforts.
The UN Office of Counter-Terrorism was established through the adoption of General Assembly resolution 71/291 on 15 June 2017.
The Office aims to have a close relationship with Security Council bodies and member states, strengthening existing and developing new partnerships through regular travel and attendance at counter-terrorism-related meetings.
The creation of the Office was the first major institutional reform undertaken by Secretary General Guterres.(T/R04/RS5)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)