New Delhi: A special meeting of the UN Security Council’s Anti-Terrorism Committee was held in Mumbai on Friday. On the first day of the two-day meeting at the Taj Hotel, ambassadors of all the 15 member states of the UN Security Council in Mumbai paid tributes at the memorial of those killed in the terror attack.

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, along with UN Security Council member states and senior UN officials, observed a minute’s silence in memory of the victims after laying a wreath at the 26/11 memorial site. The next day’s meeting will be held in the capital Delhi, in which Chinese diplomats will also participate.

During this meeting, S. Jaishankar took a tough stand against terrorism and took a dig at China, Pakistan.

He surrounded the UN and said that the work that was to be done on terrorism has not been completed so far.

He said, “Terrorism is a serious threat to international peace and security, to humanity. We have heard the voice of the victims today. Their loss is incomparable. Let us remember that trauma and remain engaged in our efforts to bring the perpetrators of terrorism to justice.”

S. Jaishankar further said that a key aspect of combating terrorism is to effectively stop the financing of terrorism. Today, the Anti-Terrorism Committee will also discuss with experts on combating the financing of terrorism in the local and regional context.

Issues to be discussed in the meeting

In fact, the committee will mainly consider three challenges in this meeting, the first is the use of internet and social media in terrorist attacks, the second is the use of new payment technology for fundraising and the third is the use of unmanned aerial equipment like drones.

Representatives of these countries joined

The meeting was attended by representatives from Albania, Brazil, China, France, Gabon, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Norway, Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.

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