Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will participate at the ministerial plenary meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Da’esh co-chaired by Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and hosted by Italy in Rome on Monday, 28 June.

The meeting takes places two years after the last physical Coalition meeting. The EU remains determined to contribute to the fight against Da’esh in Iraq and Syria and the work of the Global Coalition. It plays a leading role in stabilisation efforts in Iraq and Syria, including with a civilian CSDP mission – EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Iraq.

Monday’s meeting will discuss also the threat posed by organisations affiliated to Da’esh in other areas, particularly in the Sahel and in various regions of Africa. The EU is engaged in the Sahel through an integrated approach: military, political, counter terrorism, stabilisation, capacity building and humanitarian efforts need to go hand in hand to be effective. This is where the EU brings its most added value.

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will also participate in a ministerial meeting on Syria dedicated on how to energise the political process and on the humanitarian situation. The High Representative will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with international counterparts in the margins of the Global Coalition meeting. Audio-visual coverage will be available on EbS.

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