Morocco Partakes in Ministerial Meeting of Global Coalition against Daesh in Riyadh

The ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition against Daesh kicked off on June 8 in Riyadh, with Morocco’s participation and 85 other countries and partner organizations.

The Moroccan delegation to this ministerial meeting includes Morocco’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mustapha Mansouri, and Director of Global Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Ismail Chakouri.

The ministerial meeting aims to allow the participating countries to discuss and exchange views on the latest events and rapid developments in the region to adopt measures aimed at promoting regional and international security.

The meeting is also an opportunity to discuss international coordination against Daesh, particularly in Africa, developments of the terrorist threat in the Middle East and other regions, and the ongoing efforts to counter terrorism.

Other participants in this meeting include the US Secretary of State, Foreign Ministers, Representatives of the European Union (EU), countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the UK, Turkey, Egypt, and Iraq.

Several organizations are also partaking in the meeting, namely the Arab League (AL), the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD).

Some countries will also announce funding for countries facing terrorist threats.

In this regard, Saudi Arabia announced a funding of USD 500 million in support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the benefits of which will go to Syrian, Iraqi, and other refugees affected by the terrorist attacks of Daesh.

The Foreign Ministers of the US, France, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Qatar will meet on the sidelines of the Global Coalition against Daesh meetings to draft a roadmap to support Lebanon and rapidly organize the presidential election.

The Global Coalition against Daesh was established in 2014 and includes 85 members committed to confronting the “Islamic State” (IS) at the level of several battlegrounds, dismantling its networks, and preventing its global plans.

In addition to its military operations in Syria and Iraq, the Coalition is committed to destroying Daesh’s economic and financial infrastructure, blocking the cross-border flow of foreign terrorist fighters, supporting stability, and restoring basic public services in freed areas.

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