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Statement by Mr.Yang Tao, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations, at the Security Council briefing by it's subsidiary bodies



I thank Ambassadors Wittig, Puri and Sangqu for their briefings.

The Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) has recently made notable progress in the comprehensive implementation of resolution 1904 (2009). In June, the Council shall adopt a draft resolution renewing sanctions against Al-Qaida and the Taliban. China hopes that the new resolution will help the Committee to improve its work and safeguard the authority and effectiveness of the sanctions regime.

China appreciates the efforts of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) in implementing the Security Council’s counter-terrorism resolutions. China supports the CTC’s activities, such as the organization of workshops, improving national preliminary assessment of implementation reports, facilitating technical assistance, pursuing dialogue with Member States and helping them to intensify their counterterrorism capacity-building.

The Security Council’s unanimous adoption of resolution 1977 (2011) reflects the resolve of Member States to promote international counter-proliferation efforts and represents a new phase in the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004). China hopes that the Committee will pursue its work in a practical and prudent manner, assist Member States in fulfilling their obligations under the resolution, and promote progress towards all goals set forth in resolution 1540(2004) in a balanced, comprehensive and effective manner. China will continue alongside other Member States to support and participate in the work of the Committee and to promote further progress in the international non-proliferation process.

Terrorism is the arch-enemy of the international community, and China, too, has been its victim. China opposes all forms of terrorism and hopes that the international community will continue to intensify cooperation and take joint steps to crack down on it. China supports the ongoing efforts of the United Nations and the Security Council in playing a key role in the international struggle against terrorism.

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