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UN, EU Partnership to Combat Terrorism In Sudan

UN, EU Partnership to Combat Terrorism In Sudan

Tuesday, 9 February, 2021 - 06:45
Protesters in Sudan. (AFP file photo)

A partnership between the United Nations, the European Union and Sudan was launched Monday to combat terrorism through a Capacity-Building Workshop that focuses on countering the financing of terrorism.

The two-day workshop, organized by the National Organization for Combating Terrorism in coordination with UNDP and the EU was held at the premises of the Higher Academy for Strategic and Security Studies in Sudan’s Soba.

“This program helps Sudan to detect and arrest terrorists, and helps the Commission to curb terrorism, and also to establish capacity-building activities in coordination with the African Union and the IGAD,” Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office, told participants in a video message.

He said this initiative affirms Sudan’s commitment to work together with the EU and the UN in the combat of terrorism.

Voronkov explained that Sudan has started the transition phase, and the project of the National Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building comes at the request of the Sudanese authorities to support it in fighting terrorism and money laundering.

Deputy Head of the European Union mission to Sudan, Daniel Weiss said that the combat of terrorism financing remains a top priority for the European Union, as was announced by EU leaders last November.

“Therefore the European Union is pleased to support this workshop within the framework of the Sudan Counter-Terrorism Partnership between the United Nations and the European Union,” Weiss said.

Ambassador Sayed Al-Tayeb, representative of the Sudanese Foreign Ministry said the noble goals of this program aim to achieve the efforts adopted by the Sudan government for raising awareness, building knowledge and motivation to combat terrorism, as well as developing strategies and programs to translate these hopes into reality

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