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Statement by Ambassador LIU Jieyi after Voting on the Security Council Resolution on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

2017/07/20

China welcomes the unanimous adoption by the Council of resolution 2368 (2017). Terrorism is the common enemy of humankind. China supports the international community in coordinating its activities and in adopting to an integrated and effective approach to enhance cooperation against terrorism, especially the use of the Internet by terrorists to spread, incite and organize terrorist activities, terrorist financing and the return of terrorist fighters.

In the realm of counter-terrorism, we must adhere to uniform standards, give full play to the leading role of the United Nations and the Security Council and enhance international coordination effectively. The Committee established pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida,and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities is an important counter-terrorism mechanism of the United Nations and the Security Council. China supports the Committee in enhancing communications with the countries concerned and in strengthening cooperation with regional and subregional counter-terrorism mechanisms, in accordance with the mandate given to it by the Council. The Committee must constantly improve its work effectiveness so that it can make a greater contribution to advancing the counter-terrorism cause.

We also hope that Member States and the Secretariat will strictly comply with the relevant resolutions and the Committee’s guidelines of work, and continue to support and cooperate with the Committee in its work so that, together, we can defend the authority and effectiveness of the sanctions regime.

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