General Assembly stresses importance of regional cooperation in fighting terrorism

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Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the UN General Assembly

Regional cooperation is critical to the global fight against terrorism.

That message comes from the President of the UN General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.

Mr. Al-Nasser said the world needs to learn from those countries which have benefited from regional cooperation in counter-terrorism activities.

"This requires multi-national efforts that go beyond traditional and localized approaches. No nation, acting alone, no matter how powerful it is, can prevent every threat from being carried out."

The General Assembly is reviewing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy which lists practical steps to prevent and combat terrorism.

It was adopted by member states in 2006 and consists of four pillars, including measures to address conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism such as prolonged conflicts or political exclusion.

The General Assembly president also paid respects to the late Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia who died on 16 June.

The Crown Prince had made a major contribution to the recent establishment of the UN Centre for Counter-Terrorism located in Saudi Arabia.

Duration: 16″

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