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The Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition Against Daesh in Marrakesh was highlighted at the African Union Conference

The Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition Against Daesh in Marrakesh was highlighted at the African Union Conference

By Le360 (with MAP) on 05/12/2022 at 6:44 pm

The Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition Against ISIS, which took place in Marrakesh on May 11, 2022, was highlighted on Thursday in Addis Ababa, during the 14th Ordinary Ministerial Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defense, Safety and Security in Africa. union.

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Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the African Union, and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), Mohamed El Arouchi, who spoke on terrorism and violent extremism, stressed the importance of the ministerial meeting of the global coalition against ISIS with a special focus on the African continent, solving the challenges posed by terrorism in all its forms and repositioning it. ISIS in Africa.

The diplomat who leads the Moroccan delegation to 14And The regular ministerial meeting of the Southern Transitional Council on Defense, Safety and Security in the African Union, noted that this is the first meeting of this coalition to be held in Africa, highlighting the determination of member states to defeat ISIS.

Mohamed El-Aroushi, who highlighted the final statement of this international meeting, added that the ministerial meeting of the international coalition against ISIS took place on the eve of the extraordinary summit of the African Union, scheduled to be held in Malabo in Equatorial Guinea. Terrorism and Unconstitutional Change of Government in Africa.

Returning to the fight against terrorism, the Moroccan diplomat highlighted the strategy adopted by the Kingdom in this direction in accordance with the vision of King Mohammed VI, recalling in particular that more than 210 terrorist cells have been dismantled in Morocco since 2002. Mohamed El Arouchi also highlighted the opening of the office of the program Counter-Terrorism and Training in Africa of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism in Rabat (United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism).

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The agenda of this ministerial meeting of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Defense, Safety and Security focuses, in particular, on examining the report of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, regarding the strengthening of the African Standby Force and the deployment of peace support operations, to deal with conflict, terrorism and violent extremism, of the Memorandum of Understanding between African Union, Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms on the African Standby Force, Draft Action Plan (2021-2025) on Strengthening the African Standby Force, as well as the Draft Child Protection Policy in African Union Peace Support Operations.