first_imgRabat – The 5th session of the Global counter-terrorism forum’s coordination committee opened on Tuesday its 5th session in Rabat in the presence of representatives of over 30 Forum member-states and several other partners and delegates of regional and international organizations.The two-day meeting will be an opportunity to take stock of the priorities set by the Forum which is co-chaired by the USA and Turkey.The GCTF is a multilateral informal platform endeavoring to identify needs of the fight against terrorism by mobilizing the needed expertise and resources and reinforcing international cooperation. Launched by foreign ministers of over 30 countries in New York in 2011 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the initiative’s mission is to support the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy around the globe in close collaboration with the United Nations and other relevant multilateral bodies.The GCTF maintains an inclusive, even-handed, and transparent approach to its work while continuing to be an informal, action-oriented, and flexible platform committed to ensuring that it attracts the most capable and experienced counter-terrorism policymakers and experts to the table.UN under-secretary general, executive director of the UN counter-terrorism committee Jean-Paul Laborde is taking part in the meeting.Morocco chaired the committee between 2012 and 2013.last_img

Global counterterrorism forums coordination committee opens 5th session in Rabat

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