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16h Advisory Board Meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre Kicked off in Riyadh

Riyadh, The 16h Advisory Board Meeting of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre held here today in the presence of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.

This Advisory Board is comprised of twenty-one (21) Members States and a guest Member.

The objective of the 16th Advisory Board meeting is to review the accomplishments of UNCCT and see how it should continue to best respond to the growing demand of Member States in their efforts to counter terrorism through the delivery of impactful capacity-building projects at the global, regional and national levels, in coordination with other relevant United Nations entities.

During the meeting, the UN Secretary-General affirmed that Terrorism remains an unprecedented threat to international peace, security and development, stressing the need for the offices to continue for supporting the Member States to counter the growing threat of terrorism.

For his part, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs, emphasized the importance of the collective efforts to counter-terrorism and called for more countries to contribute to the Centre.

"Hosting this meeting in Riyadh illustrates the unwavering commitment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in supporting these efforts," Al-Jubeir said.

The meeting was attended by a number of officials.

Source: Saudi Press Agency