10/06/2004
Press Release
SC/8118
AFG/256


press statement on afghanistan by Security Council president


Following is the press statement on Afghanistan delivered today by Security Council President Lauro Baja (Philippines):


Members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that took place in Jalaouk, Afghanistan, on 10 June 2004, in which 11 Chinese construction workers were killed and some others were injured.


Members of the Security Council express their deepest sympathy and condolences to the people and the Government of the People’s Republic of China and to the victims and their families.


Members of the Security Council urge all States, in accordance with their obligations under resolution 1373 (2001), to cooperate actively in an effort to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of this attack.


Members of the Security Council reaffirm that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, whenever and by whomsoever committed.


Members of the Security Council express their determination to combat all forms of terrorism in accordance with the responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.


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