Selin ATAY-TDO-Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said there is a risk that the north of Afghanistan could turn into a center of terrorism.
Minister Lavrov addressed the issue of terrorism affecting the world in his remarks at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) session.
"The situation in the Middle East, including Syria and Iraq, remains quite alarming as a result of the terrorists' actions. The terror threat from there has spread rapidly across the African continent, including Libya. Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia are also the scene of inhumane acts of terrorism" Lavrov issued the devastation and horrors of terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda across the globe.
Lavrov pointed out that Afghanistan's North is at risk of becoming a hotbed of terrorist organizations and said: "The collective security agreement organization and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) focus on threats in Afghanistan, including Central Asia. The north of Afghanistan risks becoming the major hub of international terrorist organizations under ISIS leadership.”
Lavrov stressed that appropriate foreign aid is needed for Afghanistan to overcome these threats and challenges and also he noted that plans to improve economic cooperation between Central Asia and Afghanistan cannot be implemented without eliminating the threat of terrorism in those countries.