Beijing calls for a united front against terrorism

China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun has called for forming the broadest united front to fight terrorism.

Xinhua news Agency quoted the Chinese diplomat as saying during the Security Council open debate on the “Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts”, "we must, under the leadership of the United Nations, work to build consensus and send a unified message to terrorists through our coordinated actions."

Talking about how to fight terrorism, Zhang said that "we must abide by a unified standard and reject selectivity in counterterrorism."

"There are no good or bad terrorists. Any terrorist act must be condemned and cracked down by us all," he said. "There must be no double standards or selectivity in counterterrorism."

 "Our efforts must be better focused to respond effectively to new terrorist trends. In response to new and evolving terrorist challenges, we need new and flexible tools that produce results. We must give special attention to the economic and social fallout of COVID-19, guard against and prevent terrorists from taking advantage of the pandemic-induced opportunities and disruptions to incite and preach terrorism," said the ambassador.

Zhang added that terrorism prevention efforts must be made to eliminate the root causes of terrorism.

Source: Xinhua