Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee

Egypt chairs counter-terrorism committee meeting in the UN

Fri, Jun. 23, 2017
CAIRO – 23 June 2017: Ambassador Amr Aboulatta Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations chaired counter-terrorism committee meeting in New York on Wednesday, according to Foreign Ministry statement on Thursday.

Egypt called for the meeting to discuss international cooperation in fields of Judiciary and law enforcement to face terrorism.

The meeting showed wide participation from member countries who wished to be involved, as well as other UN bodies and a number of regional and international organizations like Arab League, European council, INTERPOL, United Nations office for Drugs and Crime, World Customs Organization and Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, the statement added.

The Egyptian delegation stressed on different issues in the meeting that are vital for fighting terrorism, like the importance of the political desire to activate the judicial cooperation worldwide, reinforcement of Information exchange between countries to stop funding and arming terrorists, strengthen security cooperation and to benefit from INTERPOL abilities.

Also stressed on charging those who are responsible for terrorism acts, prevent save heavens for those involved in funding or planning terrorism. In addition, avoid misuse of refugee status by terrorists, or invoking political motives to prevent responding to requests for the extradition of terrorists.

The delegation also confirmed that the Security Council's adoption of resolutions which aims to Strengthen International Judicial Cooperation like resolution 2322 is a vital step in fighting terrorism, and the Security Council has to follow the execution of these resolutions, and to take an action with the countries that do not show clear commitment and continues supporting terrorists.

The resolution 2322 was adopted by the Security Council in 2016 to enhance judicial cooperation worldwide. By this resolution, the 15-nation body underlined the importance of strengthening international cooperation, including by investigators, prosecutors and judges, in order to prevent, investigate and prosecute terrorist acts, and expressed concern at the use by terrorists of information and communications technologies, according to UN official website.

The Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was established by Security Council resolution 1373 (2001), which was adopted unanimously on September 28, 2001 in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, UN website reported.
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