Baghdad hosts the European Union and third countries of the Mediterranean to combat terrorism meeting
EU mission announced to Iraq on Saturday, for the third meeting of experts to combat terrorism from the sea basin countries of the Mediterranean held in Baghdad to discuss the issue of foreign fighters, as indicated that the meeting was attended by officials from several Arab and European countries and international organizations, he confirmed that the meeting stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation in strategic communications to combat "Daash" media, and implement United Nations resolutions concerning foreign terrorists.
A joint statement between the counter-terrorism coordinator in the European Union and the National Security Advisor on the occasion of the Third European Union and the sea meeting the Mediterranean foreign fighters, in Baghdad (27-28) October now, "the Iraqi represented by counsel, the national security of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry of the government in coordination with the The European Union hosted the third meeting of experts to combat terrorism from the sea basin countries of the Mediterranean in Baghdad, October 27-28, to discuss the issue of foreign fighters, and the meeting was chaired by Deputy National Security Adviser Safa el-Sheikh and coordinator of the anti-European terrorism, Gilles de Kerchove, "explaining that" the meeting was attended by officials from Algeria, Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Netherlands, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, also attended by representatives of the European Foreign Service and EUROPOL and UNDP and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. "
The statement added that "the participants in the meeting realized the growing threat of foreign fighters to the Iraqi people, the region and Europe, and also recognize that they have become a global phenomenon now where the United Nations Facts indicate that foreign terrorists come from more than half the countries in the world and the numbers are increasing on an exceptional basis," adding They "stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation in strategic communications and design texts to combat agendas Daash media, and improve the exchange of information between the stakeholders in the application of law and the organs of national security, including the exchange of information through different ways of communication, and effective implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations with regard to foreign terrorists, especially Resolution The United Nations UNSCR 2178 and within which the response of criminal justice. "
And the statement, that "the participants agreed to show progress and developments in all of these issues at a meeting in 2016, for the first time the meeting will be at the ministerial level in 2016".
For his part, Deputy National Security Adviser Safa el-Sheikh, in a speech during the meeting, said that "the phenomenon of foreign fighters is a high-level risk in Iraq, and in the region, Europe and the world more broadly," stressing that "requires serious cooperation among all nations to combat this threat and take effective legal measures to reduce the process of recruiting them and protect vulnerable elements of society, especially young people who Ingeron to violence and extremism. "
For his part, stressed the anti-terrorism coordinator in the European Union, Gilles de Kerchove, that "foreign fighters is real and urgent threat to the EU and partners in the Mediterranean basin, as it is one of the priorities of the European Union, the diagnosis of this threat and to move forward in the anti-terrorism cooperation with partners in Region".
Kirchhoff added, "It is important to learn from each country and work together effectively, we commend the governments that are dealing with this threat efforts."
Raises attempts to organize "Daash" to impose its control over Syria and Iraq concern to the international community, as expressed several countries, including Arab and foreign "concern" about this organization attempts, before the international coalition led by Washington with air strikes sites organization scattered areas of the two countries.
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