St. Petersburg conference on countering int’l terrorism concludes activities with participation of Syria

St. Petersburg, SANA_ Conference on countering international terrorism , which kicked off in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, concluded activities on Friday with the participation of Syria.

The participants stressed the necessity of unifying efforts to eliminate terrorism and curb its spread in the world.

They discussed the role of international bodies in the fight against terrorism and mechanisms to prevent the use of Internet technologies to spread extremist ideas, as well as ways to develop legislations related to pursuing terrorists and combating terrorism financing.

Earlier, in an interposition during the conference, Head of delegation of Syria’s People’s Assembly, Sanaa Abu Zaid, talked about the war being waged against Syria, stressing that it is the fiercest terrorist war in history.

She referred to the role of international institutions in building strategies to fight terrorism and the illegal use of modern technologies and the necessity to double efforts to combat the financing of terrorism and ways of recruiting foreign terrorists.

In turn, MP Dr. Hussein Abbas,  pointed out that Syria’s invitation to participate in the conference is an international recognition that it is fighting terrorism on behalf of the world as a whole.

” The conference formed a window through which the Syrian delegation managed to convey the concerns and sufferings of the Syrian people due to terrorism, its backers and financers.” He said

MP Dr. Khair-Eddin al-Sayyed, depicted as “international terrorism” the US President Donald Trump’s declaration on the occupied Syrian Golan, clarifying that the US administration is practicing terrorism against peoples.

The conference was organized by the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism.


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