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Morocco takes part in the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition against Daesh


The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr. Nasser Bourita participated, on February 13, 2018, in the Ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition against Daesh held in Kuwait.

On this occasion, Mr. Bourita highlighted that Morocco, which shares the goals of the Coalition, is working at all levels to bring about an international response commensurate with the threat ahead.

He seized this occasion equally to praise the intention of this Coalition to mobilize all available levers to combat this entity wherever it is, beyond the Syrian-Iraqi zone.

In this regard, the minister noted that the Kingdom has developed, under the enlightened leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, a multidimensional, global, anticipatory and effective strategy to combat terrorism and any form of radicalization.

According to him, this strategy, which is based on an evolving and adequate institutional and legal architecture, integrates the security dimension, while helping to promote, in a complementary manner, economic growth and social and human development, as well as the preservation of cultural and religious identity and strengthening of the rule of law. Besides, it has resulted successful in dismantling of numerous terrorist cells targeting not only Morocco but also its neighbourhood.

Mr. Bourita also stressed the importance for the Coalition to consolidate the military and security achievements against Daesh by depriving the forces of this terrorist organization of any freedom of movement and drying up any source of potential funding.

The minister also urged the members of the Coalition to pay attention to the evolution of the situation in Africa, which is affected by the return of several thousand individuals who fought within Daesh and to the development of connections with criminal networks.

It is worth mentioning that Morocco, the current co-chair with the Netherlands of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF) has been re-elected to a second mandate until 2020.