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STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN ON THE RATIFICATION BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SUDAN OF INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL INSTRUMENTS ON COMBATING INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM




The Government of the Republic of the Sudan has finalized the ratification procedures of international and regional instruments on combating international terrorism. Signed by H.E. the President of the Republic of the Sudan and handed over through Sudan's respective Embassies in New York, Addis Ababa and Riyadh to the respective organizations, Sudan is now party to the International Convention Against Financing of Terrorism, 1999, the Treaty of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) on Combating Terrorism, 1999, and the OAU/African Union Convention on Prevention and Combating of Terrorism.

With the ratification of the aforesaid treaties, for which the Secretary-General of the United Nations has repeatedly appealed, Sudan is once more demonstrating its full commitment to the principles on which these bodies were founded, namely, the maintenance of international peace and security, consolidation of international co-operation to combat international terrorism or any evil that disturbs global security and peace.

With the accomplishment of the above, the Government of the Sudan has fulfilled the international obligations requested by the Security Council Resolution No: 1373 and previous and subsequent resolutions of the Security Council and General Assembly prior to that, as well as successive resolutions of both Organization of Islamic Conference and the African Union on adherence to the imperative of eradicating international terrorism.

Such important development has been also associated with another important contribution, namely the issuance since 2000 of the Sudan National Law on Combating Terrorism, and the Money Laundering Act which is nearing completion. Banked on its rich Sudanese expertise, Sudan is pleased to extend its expertise to several countries of the world which are currently engaged in diligent efforts to issue national legislations and make them conform with international standards and requisites besides acceding to the international instruments in the field of combating of international terrorism.

KHARTOUM, SUDAN
06TH May, 2003


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