COPENHAGEN, 21 August 2018 – In observance of International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, Makis Voridis (Greece), Chair of the OSCE PA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Countering Terrorism, issued the following statement:

“On this day, we pause to remember all of the victims of terrorism, to offer support to the survivors, and to wish peace and solace to the families of those who have lost lives to extremist violence. Remembering the victims, supporting their loved ones, and acknowledging the profound human cost of this violence gives focus to our work and helps to change the narrative that terrorists seek to create.

“As the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly continues its efforts to promote effective counter-terrorism measures, we should always keep in mind the human lives affected by this senseless violence and find inspiration in their stories of resilience.”

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