Saudi Arabia, UAE welcome creation of UN Counter-Terrorism Office
:: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have welcomed the creation of the UN Counter-Terrorism office and voiced their willingness to cooperate with it.
In statements delivered at the UN General Assembly, Saudi Arabia and the UAE voiced their support of international measures that aim to eliminate terrorism.
Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdullah Al-Mouallimi said establishing a counter-terrorism office is part of the UN’s restructuring and it aims to combat terrorism and dry out its resources.
The UN Counter-Terrorism Office was established in June and its work is independent as it’s directly linked to the UN Secretary General.
The office’s main functions are enhancing coordination and coherence across the38 Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, strengthening the delivery of UN counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to member states and improving visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for the UN counter-terrorism efforts.
Saudi Arabia has provided more than $100 million to UN counter-terrorism efforts during the past years.