Egypt urges immediate halt to all forms of support to terrorism

Egyptian Permanent Delegate to the United Nations Mohamed Idris asserted the importance of the immediate halt of any forms of support to terrorism.

He made the remarks during a meeting of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center (UNCCT) consultancy office in New York under Saudi Arabia’s chairmanship.

Idris underscored the key role played by the center in building countries’ capabilities in various fields of countering terrorism.

The international community in general and the UN in particular seek to eradicate terror, he stressed.

He added that extending aid to the UN and suspending terror support are not enough to clear the history of terror-sponsor countries.

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) was established in 2011 within the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF), in the Department of Political Affairs to assist in meeting capacity-building needs of Member States, while strengthening United Nations’ counter-terrorism expertise.

The UNCCT aims at buttressing the implementation of the pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in a comprehensive and integrated manner through the development of national and regional Counter-Terrorism Strategy implementation plans. Also it undertakes initiatives aimed at fostering international counter-terrorism cooperation and promote collaboration between national, regional and international counter-terrorism centers and organizations.

Through collaboration with CTITF working groups, the UNCCT serves a critical role in building capacity of Member States to strengthen their counter-terrorism capability.

Source: State Information Service Egypt