Middle East and North Africa Conference to counter terrorism - Press photo
CAIRO – 21 February 2019: Manager of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCCC) Hatem Ali affirmed that terrorism poses a real danger to all countries and nations.
He added during his participation in the Middle East and North Africa Conference to counter terrorism and face the growing threats of financing terrorism which kicked off on Feb. 20 that the UN sees terrorism as a huge challenge that demands cooperation between all countries and nations.
Ali said that the UN completely supports the Egyptian efforts to confront terrorism. He affirmed that the terrorist organizations wouldn’t have become that dangerous if they were not receiving financial support from other countries.
Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli inaugurated the Middle East and North Africa Conference to counter terrorism and face the growing threats of financing terrorism, according to a statement issued by the Cabinet.
The two-day conference is attended by Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali, Investment Minister Sahar Nasr, Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek, and several ambassadors and representatives of 41 diplomatic missions in Cairo.
The statement reported that the conference will discuss several important issues related to fighting terrorism and other crimes; it will also tackle means of boosting international cooperation in this regard.