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CAIRO – 7 October 2021: Egypt affirmed on Wednesday that the growing terrorist threats facing Africa and the different world countries require enhancing international coordination to face them.
The remarks were made during Egypt’s statement in the 19th meeting of the coordinating committee of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) held virtually on Wednesday.
GCTF member states as well as relevant international and regional organizations also participated in the meeting, a statement by the Foreign Ministry read.
Minister Plenipotentiary Mohamed Fouad, director of the foreign ministry’s international counter-terrorism unit, delivered Egypt’s statement.
Fouad reviewed the results of the 4th meeting held by East Africa Region Working Group headed by Egypt and the EU on September 13 which focused on the link between terror and transnational organized crimes.
He asserted Egypt’s willingness to continue implementing the plan of the working group for 2021/2022 to support the abilities of the African countries in combating terror and extremist thinking.
Fouad pointed out to the pioneering Egyptian experiment in combating terror and extremist thinking, asserting Egypt’s commitment to boosting cooperation and exchanging expertise in this field with the forum's member states, especially African ones.
Egypt, on the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism in August, paid tribute to the victims of terrorist attacks in Egypt and across the globe, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez.
“On the International Day of the Victims of Terrorism, which is commemorated on 21 August, we pay tribute to the victims of terrorist attacks in Egypt and across the globe. We reiterate Egypt’s strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” he twitted.
The United Nations marked the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism on August 21, 2021. “This day is meant to pay tribute to the individuals across the globe who have been attacked, injured, traumatized or lost their lives because of terrorist attacks,” UN Says.
Additional reporting by MENA.