(LYON) An agreement between INTERPOL and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) will see enhanced cooperation between the two bodies in preventing and countering terrorism.

Signed by INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock and CTED Executive Director Jean-Paul Laborde on 21 July 2017, the accord is aimed at leveraging expertise and optimising resources to avoid duplication of effort in supporting Member States.

In addition to supporting the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on counter-terrorism, especially in law enforcement cooperation and border security, the two organizations will also develop a strategic joint action plan.

The agreement formalises the ongoing collaboration between INTERPOL and CTED, and will ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach for security issues related to preventing and countering terrorism.

CTED and INTERPOL will be working with the newly established UN Office of Counter-Terrorism.