PAUFM meeting discusses ways to tackle terrorism

Ways to strengthen cooperation between parliaments and members of the Parliamentary Assembly – Union for the Mediterranean (PAUFM) to tackle terrorism and its consequences in the Euro-mediterranean region, were examined during the 14th session that was held in Cairo.

An official statement said the Cyprus House of Representatives was represented at the meeting by its members Nicos Tornaritis (head), Costas Costa and George Prokopiou.

Speaking before the plenary, Tornaritis said the spread of terrorism worldwide can only be addressed by developing and strengthening healthy institutions and traditions that will secure the impartial functioning of the court system and the fundamental principles of international law, justice and the protection of human rights.

The PAUFM members, he added, ought to intensify cooperation not only through the exchange of information on possible threats but also through viable socio-economic development that will end inequality and social exclusion.

Having acknowledged the need for cooperation for a common future, he said, Cyprus has entered into a number of partnerships with various states in the eastern Mediterranean to promote common interests and contribute to stability and security in the region.

Source: Cyprus News Agency