Remarks by Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the Opening Session of the Global Counter Terrorism Review Resolution Negotiations (5 March 2021)

Dear Co-Chairs,

First, allow me to also congratulate you, Co-Chairs on your nomination as co-facilitator of the Global Counter Terrorism review resolution and your introductory statement.

We have also heard with great interest the comprehensive briefing on the report of the Secretary-General by H.E. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General and head of the Office of Counter Terrorism.

I would like to thank the President of the General Assembly for notable remarks.

We look forward to a transparent and Member State driven process to update and revise the Global Counter Terrorism Strategy.

My delegation aligns itself with the statement made by the distinguished Permanent Representative of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on behalf of the 57th Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The OIC Priorities Paper has been shared with the co-facilitators.

Dear Co-Chairs,

Let me highlight some major priority areas in my national capacity for reflection in the review resolution.

Dear Co-Chairs,

At the end, allow me to reiterate our full confidence and support to the Co-facilitators.

Pakistan will continue to work with the UN and other international partners to confront and defeat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.