G8 Leaders Vow Joint Action Against Terrorism

first_imgBy Dialogo June 29, 2010 G8 leaders pledged to work together in an “integrated and coordinated” manner to combat the threat posed by terrorism and attack violent extremism at its roots. “Terrorism threatens people everywhere and undermines peace, stability and security. All acts of terrorism are criminal, inhumane, and unjustifiable irrespective of motivation. Denouncing suicide bombings and a rise in hostage-takings, the leaders said after talks in Canada that it was “critical to address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism.” They highlighted in their joint statement the need for governments to promote the rule of law, protect human rights and ensure good governance. “Given the complex nature of the terrorist threat, an integrated and coordinated G8 response is essential to meeting this challenge.” center_img “Terrorist groups and other criminal organizations tend to flourish where governments lack the capacity and resiliency to address security vulnerabilities, in some cases threatening the stability of states,” the joint statement said. The group stressed the need to better co-ordinate counter-terrorism efforts, and to make them more “innovative, far-reaching and sustained.” Vowing to support weak governments in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sahel, Somalia and Yemen fight terrorism, G8 leaders said they would step up efforts to promote the rule of law. last_img


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