China's permanent representative to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu (L, front) addresses the Security Council meeting on cooperation between UN and the League of Arab States, at the UN headquarters in New York, June 13, 2019. Ma Zhaoxu on Thursday praised the League of Arab States as "an important bridge" for exchanges and cooperation between the United Nations and the Arab world. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
UNITED NATIONS, June 13 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese UN envoy said Thursday the League of Arab States is an important partner in the implementation of the UN global counter-terrorism strategy.
At a Security Council meeting, Chinese Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu said that in promoting better cooperation with the Arab League, "we must push forward the fight against terrorism and prevent violent extremism."
Ma said the United Nations and the Arab League can carry out counter-terrorism cooperation through joint projects, and strengthen information sharing, capacity building and coordinated actions, in their joint response to the challenges in counter-terrorism in the Middle East.
In addition, the Chinese envoy praised the Arab League as "an important bridge" for exchanges and cooperation between the United Nations and the Arab world.
He noted recent years have seen close cooperation between the world body and the league in easing regional tensions and solving hotspot issues.
While the Arab League can play a greater role in solving problems concerning the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Libya and Sudan, he said, the United Nations should assist the league in enhancing its capability in conflict prevention, mediation, peacekeeping and peacebuilding.
Thursday's meeting was held under the theme of cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organizations, mainly discussing the world body's cooperation with the Arab League.