|Chinese envoy calls for vigorous aid to Africa to combat terrorism|
UNITED NATIONS, July 28 (Xinhua) -- It is imperative for the international community to vigorously help Africa respond to terrorism challenge and realize lasting peace, said a Chinese envoy here on Thursday.
Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, made the appeal at a Security Council debate on peace-building.
Liu said the international community should follow a uniformed standard when it comes to counter terrorism, support the counter-terrorism effort in Africa and resolutely combat terrorist activities regardless of their targets and means.
The United Nations should help African countries to enhance counter-terrorism capacity building and prioritize this endeavor, he added.
At the debate, the UN Security Council adopted a presidential statement on peace-building in Africa in which it recognizes the critical role of the African Union (AU) in sustaining peace in Africa.
Liu said the AU and relevant sub-regional organizations have an in-depth knowledge of countries in the region and their peace-building needs, so it can support AU peace-building initiative including post-conflict reconstruction and development policy from a regional perspective.