France welcomes the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2368.
This resolution represents one more step forward in the international community’s fight against terrorism.
It supplements resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning Daesh, al-Qaeda, and individuals, groups, businesses, and entities associated with them.
It makes it possible to update the sanctions regime by reaffirming the need to freeze assets, impose travel bans and arms embargos. It also defines the criteria for inclusion on the list of people and entities associated with these terrorist organizations, and underscores the importance of fighting money laundering, the financing of terrorism and proliferation
The international community’s efforts against Daesh are bearing fruit. On the ground, the terrorist organization has suffered major defeats in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi forces in Mosul are close to victory. The battle for Raqqa is also continuing.
In the face of the terrorist threat, which remains complex and multifaceted, we must continuing to mobilize our efforts in several areas: combating propaganda and radicalization on the Internet, drying up the sources of financing of terrorist groups, preparing for the return of foreign terrorist combatants.