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Comprehensive Convention for Combating International Terrorism

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Comprehensive Convention for Combating International Terrorism
 The Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism is a proposed treaty which intends to criminalize all forms of international terrorism and deny terrorists, their financiers and supporters access to funds, arms, and safe havens.
The negotiations for this treaty are currently under way at the United Nations General Assembly’s Ad Hoc Committee established by Resolution 51/210 of 17 December 1996 on Terrorism and the United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committee (Legal). The negotiations are currently deadlocked over the term of domestic and international terrorism even after two decades of proposal by India, i.e. through 1996 till 2016.
Mahmoud Saikal, the permanent representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations, has called for early conclusion of the convention, saying Afghanistan calls for the early conclusion of the Comprehensive Convention for Combating International Terrorism, which is of crucial importance to strengthen the international community’s counter-terrorism architecture. 
Addressing the UN General Assembly Debate on Implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, The Afghan envoy said the threats of terrorism and violent extremism constitute one of the most serious threats to a stable and peaceful international order.
Indeed no country is more familiar with the horrors of terrorism than Afghanistan. Afghans have been in the forefront of the global fight against terrorism for over two decades, where the country’s thousands of the people, the national security forces, tribal, religious and political leaders, and other members of society have sacrificed their lives to secure peace in Afghanistan and advance global security.
Despite logistical constraints, our security forces have inflicted heavy losses on these groups and kept them away from asserting control over any territories. 
“Our people and our security forces will never allow the enemies of peace in our country to disrupt our journey towards peace, stability and development,” Afghan envoy to UN said, adding Afghans will continue longstanding struggle against this menace with fortitude and commitment. 
In order to take speedy and effective measures to eliminate international terrorism, all states must fulfill their obligations in combating terrorism. Afghanistan has reiterated the importance of concluding a Comprehensive Convention for Combating International Terrorism and calls upon all interested delegations to cooperate in resolving the outstanding issues with a view to paving the way for the adoption of the Comprehensive Convention. It is hoped that once this Convention enters into force, it will serve as an effective tool for combating international terrorism.
The ongoing painful experience in the war on terror has proven that, as long as terrorist ideological centers, training facilities, infrastructure, sanctuaries and financial resources remain protected, the concerns of the people are not addressed and the root causes are not removed, the region will continue to be the breeding ground for terrorist elements. 
In such a situation Afghanistan, the region and the world will remain targets. Therefore, the convention needs urgent attention, strong political will and joint and sincere efforts and cooperation. The efforts to counter threats of terrorism must be firm, sincere, coherent, comprehensive and adaptive.

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Our people and our security forces will never allow the enemies of peace in our country to disrupt our journey towards peace, stability and development.
For the terrorism protection, the country military forces are doing the great work. They targeting the terrorists at the huge level and capture them and fight against them to save the country from threads.
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