New York, USA – The sultanate outlined its experience in tolerance, peaceful coexistence and combating terrorism at the third UN Counter-Terrorism Week, which concluded in New York on Friday.
Oman participated in the event with a programme titled ‘Towards a Society Free of Terrorism: The Omani Experience in Combating Terrorism and Extremism’.
During the event, H E Dr Mohammed Said al Ma’amari, Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, presented a paper titled ‘Peaceful Coexistence in Order to Promote Tolerance and Mutual Respect to Combat Terrorism’.
The paper dealt with Oman’s policy on international relations, which is mostly based on peaceful coexistence among nations and peoples, good neighbourliness, non-interference in the internal affairs of others and respect for the sovereignty of states.
The paper also underlined Oman’s contributions to resolving disputes by peaceful means.
Additionally, H E Dr Mohammed Awadh al Hassan, Permanent Representative of Oman to the United Nations, presented a paper titled ‘The Omani Experience in Combating Extremism and Terrorism’.
The paper highlighted the salient features of Oman’s national strategy on combating terrorism. It unveiled the measures undertaken by Oman to protect society from extremism and terrorism, as well as efforts exerted by the country to combat terrorism and terrorism financing in the domestic and international arenas.
Organised by the National Counter-Terrorism Committee in cooperation with the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, the event was held under the auspices of Vladimir Voronkov, UN Undersecretary General for Counter-Terrorism. It was attended by Miguel Moratinos, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, heads of states and representatives of permanent missions accredited to the United Nations in New York.