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23rd Arab Conference recommends strengthening cooperation in facing terror

March 13, 2021
FIle photo of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS). — courtesy SPA
FIle photo of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS). — courtesy SPA

TUNIS — The 23rd Arab Conference recommended the importance of strengthening Arab cooperation relations and security cooperation in facing terrorism and limiting its repercussions in the Arab region.

The conference, which was held virtually and organized by the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, called for sustaining all measures that would reduce the recruitment of children by terrorist groups, and agreed to establish a team of Arab experts to be tasked with monitoring, exchanging and analyzing the information on the terrorist threats.

The conference also requested the General Secretariat to continue its efforts to enhance the cooperation with the regional and international organizations concerned with combating terrorism in order to achieve the common goals, and to coordinate with the anti-terrorism project in the Middle East and North Africa to organize a Euro-Arab workshop on using the digital currencies in financing terrorism and means to confront it.

The conference was held with the participation of representatives from Arab Interior ministries responsible for combating terrorism, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), the Europol Organization, and Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS).

Furthermore, the conference discussed topics related to the experiences of member states in confronting terrorist acts, the use of digital currencies in financing terrorism, the recruitment of children to carry out terrorist acts, as well as the opinions of the member states on the recent challenges facing counter terrorism in the Arab region. — SPA


March 13, 2021
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