Russia urges to back 'Code against terrorism' designed by Kazakhstan
Russia has urged all states to join 'The Code of Conduct for the achievement the terrorism-free world' presented by Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, BNews.kz reports.
"Addressing at the UN General Assembly in 2015, Presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev had announced an idea to form a unified front to combat terrorism, so its all participants could act in accordance with the norms of the international law. After three years, more than 70 states had responded to this announcement and agreed to found a coalition that would aspire to eliminate threats of international terrorism.
We note that the Code brings together not only the fundamental principles of international counter-terrorism but also its all priority urgent tasks, the implementation of which by the world community itself or by every state individually is possible to ensure reliable defense from terrorist threats," an official website of the Russian Foreign Ministry reports.
An official message of the Russian Foreign Ministry says that it is crucial that the Code fully in keeping with the letter and spirit of the relevant documents of the UN, its all fundamental solutions relating to fighting against terrorism, its ideology, policy, financial and weapon supply. The document outlines the unique objectives for further joint practical efforts of the world community on counter-terrorism, in particular:
- it confirms the core responsibility and the main role of states to counter terrorism and within any international cooperation in this direction;
- it states the necessity of effectively inter-state cooperation to ensure criminal proceedings against terrorists on the base of the fundamental principle of 'extradite or prosecute';
- it points at the impermissibility of the direct or indirect support for terrorist groups to achieve political and geopolitical purposes;
- it rejects any attempts to justify or glorify terrorism;
- it proclaims the commitment to the cooperation tasks to prevent terrorism, including the prevention of the dissemination of terrorist ideologies and propaganda.
"Russia appreciate Kazakhstan's partners - the document's authors, as well as express gratitude to the states that prepared it.
We urge all states without exception to join the Code, to sign it and to follow its provisions on cooperation in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations on the base of the Charter of the United Nations, including the principles of the sovereignty of States and non-interference in the internal affairs of other states. We confirm our full readiness for the relevant joint work on the base and in view of the Code - without double standards, without hidden agendas, in the spirit of unity, concord, to face the common deadly terrorist threat," reads the Ministry's website.