PROTECTING VICTIMS: UN counter-terror head holds meeting with Spanish foreign affairs officials

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THE head of the UN’s terrorism body has visited Spain to discuss the importance of the role of victims of attacks in society.

Vladimir Voronkov, Under Secretary General of the UN’s Counter-Terrorism Office, spoke with Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell during the visit on Thursday.

It comes ahead of the Global Counter-terrorism Forum which is set to take place in Malaga City in March.

Voronkov also met with Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Fernando Valenzuela to discuss how to better protect the victims of terror attacks.

Spanish government sources said the country was committed to continue fighting against terrorism and to working towards world peace and stability. Madrid will continue to contribute funds to the UN’s Counter-Terrorism Office, the sources added.

Spain has faced terror attacks from the Basque nationalist ETA group and 14 people died in Barcelona after one took place there in 2017.

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