Muscat: The Sultanate has condemned the deadly terror attack that killed at least 40 people in two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand on Friday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “The Sultanate condemns the violent terror attack on innocent worshipers in two mosques in New Zealand, which resulted in the death and injuring people including children.”
“The ministry affirms its position and rejection on all forms of violence, terrorism, hatred and racism against innocent people,” MOFA stated.
Meanwhile, Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Al Rahbi, the Oman’s permanent representative to the UN delivered a statement in name of GCC States at a conference in Geneva.
Delivering the statement, Dr. Al Rahbi spoke about the terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand. He said that terrorism does not relate to borders, religions or cultures.
He made the statement as the representative of the Secretariat General of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council, yesterday, in the discussion forum concerned with mitigation of intensity of racist and extremist ideologies spreading notions of racial superiority held within the activities of the 40th session of the UN Human Right Council in Geneva.
Dr. Al Rahbi also stressed the necessity and significance of the dialogue and discussion, the Human Rights Council witnessed, in response to the call of the peace and tolerance -loving countries which respect different cultures. He said that the AGCC States have expressed their concerns over the escalating racist and extremist ideologies spreading notions of racial superiority.
The AGCC States called for giving priority to consideration of such phenomenon, the reasons behind it and remedial measures of the same within the course of the activities of the Human Right Council.