United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said fighting terrorism must be a global priority, adding no cause can justify terrorism of any kind.
Speaking after paying floral tributes to martyrs of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai at Taj hotel, Guterres said people need to recognize the diversity and richness of cultures to stay together.
“Fighting terrorism should be the global priority of every country,” said Guterres.
“Terrorism is absolute evil and has no place in today’s world. No cause and no incident can justify terrorism,” Guterres said.
“One of my first acts after becoming Secretary General was to establish an office for counter-terrorism to cooperate, guide and prepare countries in the fight against terrorism,” he said.
“This office is fighting against the roots of violent extremism. Be it religion or ethnicity or beliefs, no reason can justify violent extremism,” he said.
His visit to the country comes more than a week before the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee holds its two-day deliberations in India.
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