The African Peace and Security Council chaired by Ambassador Osama Abdel Khaleq, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Addis Ababa and its permanent representative to the African Union, adopted a resolution unanimously condemning the transfers of foreign terrorist fighters, and stressing that decisive measures be taken against countries that support terrorism and are involved in the transfer of foreign terrorist fighters to Africa motivated by ideology and money, according to what was reported by the Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabea.
In his statements, reported by the Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabea, the ambassador clarified that the decision comes in light of the session held by the council to discuss the serious security implications associated with the increase in the flow of foreign terrorist fighters to Africa, noting that the members of the council agreed that this phenomenon contributes to the increase in the pace of armed conflicts in the continent And they condemned the countries that have been proven to be involved in systematic operations to transport foreign terrorist fighters from conflict zones outside the continent via known routes.
Abd al-Khaliq also confirmed that the council issued this strong decision in a clear message to the countries involved in the recruitment and transfer of foreign terrorist fighters from some conflict areas such as Syria, and their deployment in Libya, which represents a blatant violation of international peace and security, as well as the negative repercussions of these practices on peace and security in Africa.
The council stressed that combating terrorism and extremism, including confronting the phenomenon of foreign fighters, is at the top of African priorities, with the need to build African national institutions capable of confronting the phenomenon, which requires the solidarity of all member states and the strengthening of cooperation between them, especially in the issues of capacity building and cooperation.
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