CHINESE ENVOY CALLS FOR VIGROUS AID TO AFRICA TO FIGHT TERRORISM

It is imperative for the international community to vigorously help Africa respond to the terrorism challenge and realize lasting peace, says Liu Jieyi, China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Making the appeal at a UN Security Council debate on peace-building here Thursday, he said the international community should follow a uniform standard when it comes to counter terrorism, support the counter-terrorism efforts in Africa and resolutely combat terrorist activities regardless of their targets and means.

The United Nations should help African countries to enhance counter-terrorism capacity-building and prioritize this endeavour, he added.

The Security Council adopted a presidential statement on peace-building in Africa in which it recognizes the critical role of the African Union (AU) in sustaining peace in Africa.

Liu said the AU and relevant sub-regional organizations had an in-depth knowledge of countries in the region and their peace-building needs, so it can support AU peace-building initiative including post-conflict reconstruction and development policy from a regional perspective.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK