India chairs first meeting of UNSC Counterterrorism Committee
The briefings included legal access to data and the draft programme of work of the committee for 2022
India on Monday chaired its first meeting of the Counter Terrorism Committee of UN Security Council (UNSC).
Last year, India, which is a non-permanent member of the UNSC, had been asked to chair three important committees of the UN Security Council. These include the Taliban Sanctions Committee, Counter Terrorism Committee, and the Libyan Sanctions Committee.
A tweet by India’s Permanent Representative to UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti expressed his happiness at chairing the first meeting of UNSC Counter Terrorism Committee for 2022.
Stating that India attaches great importance to the work of UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED), Tirumurti’s tweet further said that the country thanks UNSC Member States for their constructive inputs to finalize draft Programme of Work 2022.
“Delighted to Chair first meeting of #UNSC Counter Terrorism Committee India chairs #CTC for 2022 and attaches great importance to work of @UN_CTED in #counterterrorism. We thank #UNSC Member States for their constructive inputs to finalize draft Programme of Work 2022,” read the tweet.
The UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate also said in a tweet that the first in-person Counter Terrorism Committee plenary of 2022 was chaired by Ambassador Tirumurti and the briefings included legal access to data and the draft programme of work of the committee for 2022.
“Today was the first in-person #CTC plenary of 2022 chaired by Ambassador T. S. Tirumurti @ambtstirumurti, PR @IndiaUNNewYork & Chair of the CTC. Briefings included legal access to data & the draft programme of work of the Committee for 2022,” UNCTED’s tweet said.
On Monday, India also presented a report on the Libyan Sanctions Committee at the UNSC.
A tweet by the Indian envoy to UN, Ambassador Tirumurti stated that as Chair of Libya Sanctions Committee, India presented its report.
According to the tweet, the Committee discussed issues relating to preserving integrity and value of Libyan frozen assets for benefit of its people, arms embargo, travel ban exemptions, illicit petroleum exports etc.