Only world community can jointly defeat terrorism

Russia has frozen the financial assets of fifteen organisations which have been recognised by the Supreme Court of Russia as terrorist organisations. Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov spoke about it at the post-ministerial ASEAN conference in the format of "ten plus ten" in the Cambodian capital of Pnompenh.

According to him, this was done in accordance with the provisions of the declaration on countering the financing of terrorism, which was adopted at the last session of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers in Brunei.

Despite the efforts taken at the national, regional and global levels, noted the head of Russian diplomacy, "terrorism has not yet been defeated, and it is ready to strike a blow in any part of the world. It can be defeated only jointly, making necessary efforts both at the national level and efficiently supplementing them by international cooperation." According to Igor Ivanov, in October of 2002 Russia was excluded from the "black lists" of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF). That was an obvious evidence of Russia's participation in the fight against financing terrorism. "The results of the FATF mission to our country show that in the near future the possibility of Russia's entry in this reputable international organisation will be determined," said Igor Ivanov.

He pointed out that Russia had put forth the idea in the UN General Assembly to create a global system of countering today's challenges and threats. "This must be a system aimed at the solution of new problems in the sphere of security," said Igor Ivanov.

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