UAE highlights its efforts to combat acts of terrorism

NEW YORK: The United Arab Emirates last night stressed the continuing development of its national policies, legislative systems and operational procedures aimed to combat acts of terrorism in all forms and manifestations.

During his participation in the Fourth Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, Mohammed Ali Al Shamsi, a member of the U.A.E.’s delegation participating in the review, said that terrorism today is the greatest threat to international peace and security, regardless of the time and place.

During the discussion, which takes place every two years, Mr. Al Shamsi reviewed the efforts made by the U.A.E. to keep up with the global war on terrorism, noting that the country has continued to develop its national policies to combat all kinds of terrorism and other related phenomena.

He pointed to Federal Law No. 01 of 2004 on Combating Terrorism Offences, which is following up and enforcing Security Council resolutions on combating terrorism and other international related resolutions in coordination with concerned bodies in the State.

Al Shamsi stressed that the U.A.E. has taken several measures to ensure the strict tracking down of the perpetrators of terrorist crimes.

He also renewed the U.A.E.’s stance of supporting all political efforts aimed to resolve differences, conflicts and thus spreading the culture of tolerance and peace, promoting convergence between religions and civilizations.

He reiterated the U.A.E.’s support to hold an international conference to define terrorism and to differentiate between it and people’s efforts for self-determination, stressing the need to take into consideration full commitment to the universal principles of international humanitarian law when implementing measures to combat terrorism.