CTED and EU focus their cooperation on priority counter-terrorism areas
A European Union delegation met on 11 November 2013 with CTED representatives in New York to exchange views on emerging threats and challenges in global efforts to prevent and combat terrorism. They focused their discussion on priority areas of cooperation.
Mr. Weixiong Chen, CTED Deputy Executive Director said that both the EU and CTED facilitate the delivery of technical assistance to States, assist with the development of national comprehensive and integrated counter-terrorism strategies, and help States build effective criminal justices systems. "We are traditional and close partners," he said.
Together, the EU and CTED work towards the implementation of Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005). Mara Marinaki, EU Managing Director of Global and Multilateral Issues, said the EU supports CTED in its role monitoring States' implementation of these resolutions. She said the EU values the UN's policy coordination and strategic planning of capacity-building projects and programmes.
Both entities stressed the importance of running capacity-building projects for States and regions of priority, such as the Sahel and Maghreb, aimed at achieving measurable results in the medium and long terms.