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International coalition vows to fight terrorism

MARRAKESH: The ministerial meeting of the international coalition against terrorism has concluded its work in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, with the participation of member states, including Kuwait, in addition to international organizations as they ministers stressed on the commitment of its members to the eradication of the terrorist organization.

In a joint statement, the coalition ministers affirmed their determination to continue the war against the terrorist organization through both military and civilian efforts, stressing that ensuring the permanent defeat of the organization in Iraq and Syria is the priority of the coalition, while emphasizing the need to provide the necessary resources to ensure the continuation of the coalition’s efforts.

The statement added that the ministers stressed the need to enhance the capabilities of civilians in the fight against terrorism in Iraq and Syria, with the need to ensure sustainable solutions for those involved in the fight against ISIS, including appropriate legal procedures.

The Syrian people were urged to find a political settlement based on Security Council Resolution No. 2254 and continue their support for the stability of the areas liberated from the grip of (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. The statement stressed the need to expand efforts to confront terrorist challenges, both in Iraq, Syria and Africa.

The statement concluded on the importance of finding sustainable solutions to the root causes of terrorism and violent extremism, which form the soil fertile ground for terrorism, stressing the importance of ensuring the inclusion and participation of women, youth and marginalized groups.

The delegation of Kuwait was headed by Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, who delivered a speech at the meeting in which he addressed the challenges facing the world as a result of the spread of terrorism, stressing on the necessity of unifying efforts and coordinating plans to eliminate all forms of terrorism. – KUNA

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