lunedì 12 febbraio 2018
KSA delegation participates into the International Coalition against Daesh meeting in Kuwait
Kuwait, February 13, 2018
The ministerial meeting of International Coalition against Daesh kicked off in Kuwait with the participation of representatives from 74 countries and international organizations. Saudi Arabia participates into the meeting with a delegation led by the Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir.
The meeting comes as part of ongoing international efforts and joint coordination in countering terrorism as well as following-up the coalition's strategy to counter the terrorist group.The 2-session of the gathering will discuss the latest developments related to Daesh in Syria and Iraq in addition to the fight against terrorism across the world and coalition's efforts in combating the Daesh terrorist organization in particular.
Since the last meeting of the Coalition’s Foreign Ministers, in Washington DC in March 2017, significant progress has been made in operations to defeat Daesh. Across Iraq and Syria, 7.7 million people have been liberated from under Daesh control. In October 2017, our Syrian partners liberated the city of Raqqa, and on December 9th 2017, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Daesh no longer held territory in Iraq. The Coalition has also made progress in tackling Daesh propaganda online – their output was 85% less in October 2017 than at its peak in August 2015.
This progress is welcome, but the Coalition remains united in its belief that its work is not yet done. In Kuwait, we will reaffirm our commitment to defeating Daesh as a territorial threat, dismantling its networks and denying its freedom of movement, combating its ideology to prevent its re-emergence and disrupting its financial networks and funding sources. We must also remain committed to stabilising liberated communities in an inclusive manner, to secure the gains made against the group.
The Global Coalition against Daesh was formed in September 2014 and is unique in its membership, scope and commitment. Together, the Global Coalition is committed to degrading and ultimately defeating Daesh.
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