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Baltic States support UN action plan to combat violent extremism

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDuring the plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Latvia’s deputy representative in the UN Adnese Vilde expressed support on behalf of all three Baltic States to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s proposed action plan to combat violent extremism.

In order to combat violent extremism and terrorists, Baltic States call for coordination and cooperation in development of a single political solution. In this context, Vilde particularly emphasized the importance of regional cooperation. She mentioned the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism. It is the only regional instrument that implements requirements detailed in UN Security Council Resolution’s point Nr. 2178 for combating foreign terrorist militants. More than half of EC member states have signed this document, as reported by Latvian Defence Ministry.

Baltic States welcome recommendations detailed in the UN action plan that include established anti-terrorism security measures and systematic preventive measures aimed at combating the causes behind violent extremism.

The UN extremism combating action plan was published on 7 January in response to growing signs of hate, violence, extremism and radicalism around the world last year. This action plan provides for coordinated UN support to all member states to better combat extremism in all of its forms.

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