The Sudanese government plays a key role in the fight against terrorism, in addition to its participation in regular international efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism in a manner that has been recognized and praised by the international community,
Addressing the opening session of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Conference on Prevention of Violent Extremism, which is being held under the auspices of the United Nations and hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo, the Minister of International Cooperation, Sumaya Akad said that Sudan, in cooperation with the UNDP in Khartoum, has completed a specialized study on the causes and motives of young people joining terrorist groups, They also made a film entitled “Iman” about violent extremism leading to terrorism.
She pointed out that the film was presented to the participants and has been was praised, and even a number of delegations of States requested to use it in its efforts to combat violent extremism.
The minister stressed that Sudan has found through practice that security measures are not an appropriate approach to solve the problem and that the best way is to adopt a method of dialogue and persuasion.
For his part, Undersecretary-General of the United Nations Office for Combating Terrorism, Nikolay Estrap, praised the cooperation of Sudan in combating terrorism, stressing the need to benefit from the Sudanese experience in the centers of intellectual dialogue.
The second international conference on the prevention of violent extremism is attended by 90 countries and is expected to conclude on Thursday.