Sunday, 05 December 2021 11:16 GMT

UAE reaffirms commitment to combat world terrorism


(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) The UAE has reaffirmed its commitment to continue implementing relevant strategies and modernising its national laws, with the aim of combating all forms of international terrorism.

The statement was made by the country's delegation during the recent meetings of the United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committee (Legal) while discussing an item on preventative measures to eliminate international terrorism.

The statement highlighted the UAE's position against terrorism, which has become a global issue and has spread beyond national borders while adding that terrorism and extremism are causing many security and humanitarian crises.

It also stressed the importance of eliminating this scourge by strengthening international efforts, under the four pillars of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, through the exchange of best practices and knowledge, as well as partnerships and international alliances.

It noted that the UAE has actively participated in 15 regional and international alliances to combat terrorism and terrorist groups, including the international coalition against Daesh and the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum.

The statement further highlighted the UAE's desire to develop a comprehensive legal framework, to ensure that anti-terrorism laws are up-to-date and that financing terrorism is criminalised while further stressing the importance of eliminating funding for terrorist organisations and taking further measures to expose countries that support and finance terrorism.

The statement also referred to the UAE's combined efforts with many regional and international partners to address the issues of the financing terror.

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