China opposes politicization, instrumentalization of counterterrorism issues

United Nation- SANA- China opposes the politicization and instrumentalization of counterterrorism issues, double standards.

Terrorism is a global challenge and no country has the capacity to tackle it on its own, Xinhua quoted China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Zhang Jun as saying during meeting of the Security Council on a global counterterrorism approach.

“All countries should be aware that they are a community of shared security and that it is in their common interests to comprehensively implement all counterterrorism resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council and crack down on all terrorist organizations and individuals listed by the Security Council.” he said.

“Politicizing and instrumentalizing counterterrorism issues and practicing double standards or a selective approach will ultimately harm oneself as well as others, and undermine overall global counterterrorism cooperation.” the Chinese envoy said.

“In the face of the common threat of terrorism, all parties should abandon geopolitical calculation and ideological bias, earnestly step up practical counterterrorism cooperation in the judicial and other fields, support the central coordinating role of the United Nations and expedite the negotiations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism,” said Zhang.

He called for efforts to optimize resource allocation with a greater focus on the regions of the highest priority and the most pressing issues in counterterrorism cooperation.

“Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia face the most direct terrorist threats and have suffered the most serious terrorist attacks, he said, adding that therefore, their needs for upgraded counterterrorism capabilities are the most urgent.

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