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PublishDate: Sunday, June 27, 201009:03

G8 leaders pledge to counter terrorism

The leaders reiterated the central role of the UN in the fight against terrorism and stressed the importance of full implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

"We, the Leaders of the G8, reiterate our absolute condemnation of terrorism in all of its forms and manifestations, and our commitment to work together to eradicate this threat," the statement said.

"Terrorism threatens people everywhere and undermines peace, stability and security. All acts of terrorism are criminal, inhumane, and unjustifiable irrespective of motivation," the statement said. "We condemn suicide bombings, and we abhor in particular the practice of recruiting the young or disadvantaged to carry out such acts."

The leaders pledged to help countries address their basic development needs and meet the legitimate aspirations of their people.

"It is critical to address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism, and, in particular, that governments promote the rule of law, the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, democratic values, good governance, tolerance and inclusiveness to offer a via

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