Press Release. Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba reiterated Cuba’s willingness to fight terrorism.
New York, 12 February 2016 - During the debate held at the plenary of the United Nations General Assembly on the Secretary General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism, the Cuban Deputy Permanent Representative to this Organization, Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal, affirmed that the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy is a milestone in the international struggle against this scourge and stressed the central role of the General Assembly in these endeavors. In like manner, she reiterated the unwavering willingness of Cuba in the struggle against terrorism and “the deepest rejection of and condemnation to all acts, methods and practices of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations by whomever, against whomever and wherever committed, regardless of whatever motivation there might be, including those in which States are directly or indirectly involved.”
Moreover, the diplomat stated that Cuba is one of those countries that, for defending its independence and dignity, has suffered for decades the consequences of criminal terrorist acts organized, financed and executed outside its territory, with a human toll of 3 478 dead and 2 099 disabled.
During such session, the General Assembly adopted a resolution that recommends Member States to assess Secretary General’s initiative on the next review process of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, to be held next June, in the Headquarters of the Organization in New York.