Countering Terrorism: Participants in Arab-Russian Cooperation Forum Hail Morocco’s Efforts

Morocco’s efforts in the fight against terrorism, as evidenced by the Moroccan presidency of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), were hailed on the occasion of the 6th Arab-Russian Cooperation Forum, which kicked off on December 20 in Marrakech.

In a Joint Declaration, the participants welcomed Morocco’s hosting of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), emphasizing, in this regard, the role played by the Kingdom during its presidency of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (2021-2023).

The participants in the Forum also stressed the importance of strengthening Arab-Russian cooperation in the field of countering terrorism and extremism on the regional and international levels, reiterating their rejection of crimes committed by terrorist groups that undermine the security and stability of Arab countries.

The Forum, which took place under the chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, denounced any attempt to associate terrorism with any race, nationality, or civilization, calling on States to refrain from any explicit or implicit support to entities or persons involved in terrorist acts.

The participants also condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, adding that any terrorist act “is an unjustified criminal act, notwithstanding its motivations, its timing, its perpetrators and its targets.”

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