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Saturday, 18 November 2017

FVP Reiterates Government Support to International Efforts against Terrorism

Muawad Rashid – Al-Sammani - Neimat Photo Al-Sir Mukhtar
Khartoum – The Sudan National Commission for Countering Terrorism (SNTCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  launched  Thursday the Partnering Against  Violent Extremism project (PVE) with high level presence from the Government presided by the First Vice President of the Republic and Prime Minister, 1st Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh, Minister of International Cooperation, Osman Washi, senior NISS officials, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Care and Immunization Intellectual,  and senior UN staff headed by visiting  Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director Regional Bureau for Arab States Sophie DE CAEN, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative Marta Ruedas and UNDP Country Director Selva Ramachandran.
First Vice President addressed the forum reiterating Sudan’s support to international efforts against terrorism in coordination with the UNDP.
He enumerated the positive developments in boosting peace through the national dialogue which opened wide horizons towards achieving peace.
He pointed out to Sudan’s contribution in the anti-terrorism in cooperation with the national and international institutes to curb the phenomenon through issuing the related legislations. He called for discussing the reasons that lead to terrorism towards reducing it, hinting that Sudan was on top of the initiators to confront the terrorism.
He further pointed to the need for a consensus on the fundamental principles to combat the violent extremism and terrorism, stressing that Sudan is one of the first entrepreneurs to address the phenomenon.
It is worth noting that in June 2016, the Sudanese Ministry of Religious Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the (UNDP) to coordinate efforts to fight against extremism and terrorism.
The agreement included the UN Plan of Action on Preventing Violent Extremism endorsed by the UN General Assembly in February 2016. It provides more than 70 recommendations to the Member States to prevent the further spread of violent extremism.