Mr Putin said he hoped that the current session of the UN General Assembly would see the completion of work on an all-encompassing convention on international terrorism.
The President noted that the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, signed today by 63 countries at the UN headquarters, will become an effective instrument in preventing the danger of weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists. Russia was the initiator of this document and is grateful for the support other countries have given it.
Mr Putin said that the United Nations and the Security Council could become the ‘headquarters’ of the fight against international terrorism.
The UN Security Council meeting was a top-level meeting with the leaders of the 15 Security Council members taking part.