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President Murmu emphasized zero tolerance to all acts of terror

New Delhi: Heads of Delegations of the United Nations Security Council’s Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) called on the President Droupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday.

The delegation is in India to attend the Special Meeting of the UNSC CTC held in Mumbai and Delhi on 28-29 October.

“The President emphasized that zero tolerance to all acts of terror, irrespective of its motivations, should continue to be the guiding approach of the international community in shaping the global counter terror architecture,” Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted.

She said that India is the world’s largest democracy, with one of the most open and diverse societies in the world, has been a victim of terrorism for decades.

President Murmu added that UN CTC’s gesture of traveling to Mumbai and paying homage to victims of terrorism, has conveyed a strong message to the perpetrators and supporters of terrorism. The international community must come together to bring them to justice.

During the meeting, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, Permanent Representative of India to the UN, in her capacity as Chair of the CTC, informed the President about the working of the UNSC CTC and its priorities, an official statement said.

Michael Moussa Adamo, President of the UN Security Council and Foreign Minister of Gabon and External Affairs Minister of India, Dr S. Jaishankar also made brief interventions apprising the President of the salient aspects of the UNSC CTC’s deliberations and the way ahead, as outlined in the Delhi Declaration adopted earlier today, the statement added.

Among the dignitaries who attended the meeting were Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Foreign Minister of Ghana, Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation of UAE, and Megi Fino, Deputy Foreign Minister of Albania.

Senior officials of the United Nations, including Vladimir Voronkov, Under Secretary General, United Nations Office for Counter Terrorism were also present on the occasion.

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