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Wednesday 10 July 2019

Morocco Participates at African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and Prevention of Violent Extremism

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Morocco Participates at African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and Prevention of Violent Extremism

African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism kicked off, on Wednesday at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, with the participation of heads of government, Interior and Foreign ministers from several countries, including Morocco.

Morocco is represented at this regional conference, which is jointly organized by the government of the republic of Kenya and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, by secretary of State to the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta, in the presence of Moroccan ambassador to Kenya and Burundi, El Mokhtar Ghambou.

The conference, which was opened by Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Fahamat, will discuss several topics, namely "Exchange on good practices in the fight against terrorism and the prevention and fight against violent extremism conducive to terrorism", "Building a partnership with young people, women and marginalized communities in order to prevent and combat violent extremism conducive to terrorism" and "Strengthening cooperation between member States, the United Nations and the African Union peace and security architecture to strengthen the prevention of terrorism and violent extremism".

The two-day meeting is attended by heads of counter-terrorism agencies as well as representatives of international organizations, civil society and leading research firms, who will discuss the terrorist threats facing African countries and seek ways to eradicate this scourge in the region.

MAP 10 July 2019