PRESS RELEASE On Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s participation in the High-level Event to launch the “Code of Conduct towards Achieving a World Free of Terrorism”
On September 28, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov participated in the High-level Event to launch the “Code of Conduct towards Achieving a World Free of Terrorism” presented by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov on the margins of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly.
In their addresses to the GA in 2015, Presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to build a united front against terrorism with all states acting in accordance with norms of international law. Exactly three years later around 70 countries responded to that call and agreed to establish a coalition of partners striving towards achieving a world free of terrorism.
The Russian side is grateful to its Kazakh partners who spearheaded the preparation of this document and also extends its thanks to all countries that participated in its elaboration. We call upon each and every state to confirm their commitment to the provisions enshrined in the text regarding cooperation against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations on the basis of the UN Charter, including the principles of respect for sovereignty and non-interference in the domestic affairs of states. We also express our support to the set of diverse arrangements, contained in the Code of Conduct, pertaining to countering terrorism, its ideology, political backing, financing and arming terrorists.