AKIPRESS.COM - Within the framework of the General Debate of the seventy-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly, Security Council ministerial-level debate: Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security was held on September 25, Montsame reports.
At the debate chaired by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as well as heads of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Collective Security Treaty Organization and Commonwealth of Independent States delivered remarks, presenting cooperation activities between them for maintaining peace and security in the region.
Foreign ministers of UN Security Council's 15 permanent and nonpermanent members, Mongolia, India, Iran, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Armenia and Afghanistan took part in the debate to express their positions on ways of building effective cooperation between the UN and regional organizations in combat against terrorism.
In his speech, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia D.Tsogtbaatar highlighted the importance of collaboration between the United Nations and regional organizations to tackle global challenges, in particular, terrorism, extremism and transnational organized crimes.
After informing that Mongolia has joined the UN Conventions against international terrorism and transnational organized crimes and established agreements with Russia and Kazakhstan on fighting terrorism and with China to fight against crimes, Foreign Minister D.Tsogtbaatar reaffirmed the significance of building countries’ capacity to combat against terrorism, drawing attention on the growing link between terrorism and transnational crime and organized crimes, including trafficking of drugs, weapons and humans, and involving young people in preventing and countering terrorism and extremism.