On January 15 the UN Security Council held a discussion on the "Comprehensive Approach to the Fight against Terrorism," which featured a number of high-ranking officials and representatives of about fifty member countries.
Armenia's Permanent Representative to the UN Karen Nazarian took the floor at the high-level meeting. He stressed that the size and influence of the threat of terrorism envisages coordinated actions of the UN agencies and other inter-governmental structures. In this context, he attached importance to the joint programs of the CSTO, the European Union, the Council of Europe and NATO.
Mr Nazarian added that the factor of the closed border with the two neighbors of Armenia, as well as the practice of accumulation of a great amount of weapons under the excuse of the unsolved conflict negatively affect the cooperation in the field.
Armenia's Permanent Representative to the UN said the comparison of terrorism with the struggle for the realization of the right of peoples to self-determination is unacceptable and condemned the use of the state authorities, as well as mercenaries and terrorist groups to pressure this right.
Karen Nazarian also referred to the propagation of hatred on the state level in Armenia's immediate neighborhood, adding that it can feed the crime of terrorism. He urged refusing from this behavior and substituting it with tolerance and dialogue.