A delegation of the United Nations' Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) on Tuesday met with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Khaleel.
At the meeting held at the ministry, CTED highlighted its objective to formulate a comprehensive assessment over the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 adopted in 2001.
The committee has consulted with various state institutions, including the National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC) and Maldives Police Service. Furthermore, CTED assessed the state's capacity to implement UN resolutions related to counter-terrorism.
Resolution 1373 demands member states to cooperate together via exchanges of intelligence reports on terror threats and allows the committee to monitor terrorism.
State Minister Khaleel assured CTED that Maldives will continue its efforts to curb violent extremism, adding that the country is currently reviewing measures to ensure that law enforcement authorities and the judiciary possess the tools and technical expertise to effectively tackle the root cause of terrorism.
The delegation is headed by CTED Section Chief of Asia, Pacific and the Americas, Elizabeth Joyce.