Call to enact legislations to curb terror

Participants at an international workshop on terrorism and terror funding have emphasized the need of legislation to curb the problem.
Participants also called for concerted efforts to combat terrorism , money laundering and organized crime through mutural cooperation at the international regional and bilateral levels.

Nine recommendations were issued at the three-day work -shop in Riyadh entittled ” the Workshop on International Legal Framework for counter Terrorism and its Financing.” The recommendations were agreed agter lenghty delebarations.

The concluding session was chaird by Sheikh Muhammad bin Fuhaid Al-Abdullah, chairman of the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution/

George Ihab, director of the Drug and Crime section at the UN office in Egypt, read out the recommendations.

Alexander Morai , an FBI agent attached to the US Embassy in Berlin , and the Michael Taxay from the Counterterrorism Section at the US Department of Justice also attended the workshop. Participants said there is a need for more similar workshops organized in collaboration with UN’s regional offices.

They added that there is also a need to adopt counterterrorism measures based on the UN charter to combat money loundering , terrorism and its financing.

While appreciating the efforts of Saudi Arabia , which is a signatory of various international agreements and treaties on counterterrorism, money loundering and related crimes, participants condemned terrorism in all forms.

They said that terrorism is no way related to a religion , ethnicity, nationality or group.

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