Brunei calls on examining root causes to address terrorism threat

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-23 18:04:35|Editor: liuxin
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- It is important to examine the root causes of terrorism comprehensively such as poverty, marginalization and alienation, notably among youth, to address the terrorism threats, Brunei's permanent mission to the United Nations said on Saturday.

According to a speech text obtained by Xinhua, Brunei reiterated that terrorism should not be linked to any particular race, religion, nationality or ethnicity at the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

"Like many others, we are concerned with the constant threats of terrorism and violent extremism. Sadly, in various parts of the world, the casualties resulting from terrorist attacks continue to shock us all. We condemn such horrendous acts and convey our deepest sympathy as well as condolences to the families of the victims," Lim Jock Seng, Brunei's Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said.

"It is our hope that by focusing on education, youth development, creating job opportunities, advocating the responsible use of social media, and promoting dialogue among different faiths and civilizations will greatly help in our efforts to bring about positive changes," Lim said.

"Working closely with youth, religious leaders and local communities will be essential to help realize this. Hence, we welcome all efforts of the international community to prevent and eradicate terrorism and violent extremism in all their forms and manifestations," Lim concluded.