|Statement by Ambassador Li Baodong at the Security Council Briefing by the Committees Established Pursuant to Resolutions 1540, 1267 and 1989, and 1373|
I would like to thank Ambassadors Kim Sook, Quinlan and Loulichki for their briefings. I appreciate their leadership roles as the Chairs of, respectively, the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540, the Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 and 1989 concerning Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities, and the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC).
China appreciates the efforts of the 1540 Committee to implement the relevant Security Council resolutions. We support it in its steady and reliable work in raising Member States’ awareness of resolution 1540, as well as in promoting the exchange of experiences and assistance among them and their achievement of various resolution goals in a comprehensive, balanced and effective manner. We hope they will smoothly complete the annual renewal of their programmes of work. China is ready to work together with all in participating in the Committee’s work and advancing the international non-proliferation process.
The Al-Qaida Committee remains an important mechanism for counter-terrorism at the Security Council’s disposal. In accordance with resolutions 1989 and 2083, it recently updated its guidelines, improved its exemptions procedures, strengthened its review of listing and delisting requests and updated its sanctions list, while maintaining good cooperation with the Ombudsperson and the Monitoring Team. China appreciates all these efforts. We support the Committee as it continues to work in a cautious, objective and organized fashion, and we hope that Member States will continue to support and cooperate with its work in order to protect the authority and effectiveness of the sanctions regime. China appreciates the efforts of the CTC in comprehensively implementing resolutions 1373 and 1624. We support its work, carried out with the help of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, in improving the preliminary implementation assessment and related work, promoting the exchange of information and experiences, and providing technical assistance through workshops and other activities, such as the special events on enhancing cooperation and technical assistance to States in the Sahel region to strengthen their capacity in the global fight against terrorism and on enhancing the capacity of States to counter terrorism at their borders through technical assistance the sharing of good practices. We hope the Committee will continue its dialogue with Member States, strengthen its cooperation with other United Nations agencies and help Member States, especially developing countries, in capacity-building in the fight against terrorism.
China rejects terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. China rejects any double standard in dealing with counter-terrorism. We support the United Nations and the Security Council in the international cooperative effort against terrorism. We hope that the international community will continue to cooperate in the common effort to prevent and combat terrorism.
Thank you, Mr. President.