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22 March 2022, 18:31

Senator: Some states use fight against terrorism to achieve their political aims

Sergei Rachkov. File photo
Sergei Rachkov. File photo

MINSK, 22 March (BelTA) - Chairman of the Standing Commission on Foreign Affairs and National Security of the Council of the Republic Sergei Rachkov took part in the tenth meeting of the IPU High-Level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism on 21 March, BelTA learned from the press service of the upper house of Belarusian Parliament.

The members of the group got familiar with various parliamentary tools such as the mobile application "Global Parliamentary Network", the interactive map.

During the meeting, the senator suggested developing, under the auspices of the United Nations, coordinated international approaches to regulating activities on the internet.

Sergei Rachkov expressed concern that "today some states are trying to use the fight against terrorism to achieve their selfish political aims, are selectively fulfilling their international obligations in terms of to cooperation in the fight against terrorism, refusing to cooperate with the competent authorities of other countries to identify and prevent cases of terrorism, or to provide international legal assistance."

following the meeting the MPs adopted a report on the previous events, elected a new chairman and his deputy, and approved model recommendations for parliaments on the protection of victims of terrorism.

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