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G20 leaders take joint pledge to fight terrorism

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G20 leaders on Friday pledged a crackdown on terrorism and pledged to check its funding sources in a joint statement released at the G20 Summit in Germany'S Hamburg, Times Now reported.

"We, the Leaders of the G20, strongly condemn all terrorist attacks worldwide and stand united and firm in the fight against terrorism and its financing. These atrocious acts have strengthened our resolve to cooperate to enhance our security and protect our citizens. Terrorism is a global scourge that must be fought and terrorist safe havens eliminated in every part of the world,"  the joint statement read.

"We reaffirm that all measures on countering terrorism need to be implemented in accordance with the UN Charter and all obligations under international law, including international human rights law," the statement added. 

The countries also agreed to facilitate a swift and targeted exchange of information between intelligence, law enforcement and judicial authorities.

"We call for the implementation of existing international commitments on countering terrorism, including the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, and compliance with relevant resolutions and targeted sanctions by the UN Security Council relating to terrorism. We commit to continue to support UN efforts to prevent and counter terrorism," the statement said. "We will facilitate swift and targeted exchanges of information between intelligence and law enforcement and judicial authorities on operational information-sharing, preventive measures and criminal justice response, while ensuring the necessary balance between security and data protection aspects, in accordance with national laws. We will ensure that terrorists are brought to justice." 

Last Modified: Friday، 07 July 2017 10:44 PM