UN chief calls for unified global response to terror threat
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul and called for a united international effort to fight against terrorism.
“I’d like to express my deepest condolences for the victims, and their families and friends, and I condemn strongly these terrorist attacks on the people in Afghanistan,” Ban told reporters in The Hague.
“There is no justification whatsoever attacking civilian people as well as even security people. We must fight against these terrorist attacks. The international community must be united in working together,” he stressed.
That was why, Ban said, he had presented the Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism in January. It was welcomed by the General Assembly in February, and he expects member states will have a good review session on UN global counterterrorism strategy which was adopted 10 years ago.
“I also expect that this Plan of Action to Prevent the Violent Extremism will be adopted by a consensus as a basis for the international community working together,” the secretary-general added.
In a statement, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also condemned the attack in Kabul, which killed 28 people and injured hundreds.OIC Secretary General IyadAmeenMadani expressed deep shock over the incident.
He lamented the continuous loss of lives in Afghanistan as a result of such criminal acts. The perpetrators of terrorist acts and those trying to make Afghanistan insecure were the enemies of the country, he said.
Madani urged the Afghan authorities concerned to take all possible actions to bring the perpetrators of these heinous actions to justice.
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