Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct. 1
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmen Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov signed a Code of Conduct Towards Achieving a World Free of Terrorism at UN headquarters in New York, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
Turkmenistan’s accession to the above-mentioned international act testified again to the country's strict commitment to fulfill the obligations arising from multilateral documents in the field of combating terrorism.
Meredov also met with Deputy Secretary General, Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov. The parties discussed cooperation on the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
In particular, the issues related to the development of partnership aimed at creating mechanisms to ensure effective implementation of obligations in the field of combating international terrorism, extremism and other threats were raised.
The parties paid special attention to the implementation of the Regional Joint Action Plan for the implementation of the Global UN Counter Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said.
The Code of Conduct Towards Achieving a World Free of Terrorism was signed by a number of countries in September 2018 for taking counter-terrorism measures.
The document envisages actions aimed at stopping the recruitment of terrorists; eliminating the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters, including those who are returning or moving, especially from conflict zones, to their countries of origin or citizenship, or to third countries; strengthening the relevant legislative framework; preventing the financing of terrorism; and counteracting the spread of terrorist ideology and narrative.