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Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS

The particular Ministers also reaffirmed their intent to hold the next ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition by June 2022 and to hold a Small Team Political Directors Meeting in Brussels in the drop of 2021, circumstances pending.   Daesh/ISIS no longer settings territory and nearly eight million people have been freed from its control in Iraq and Syria, but the threat remains. The resumption in Daesh/ISIS activities and its particular ability to rebuild its networks and capabilities to target safety forces and civilians within areas where the Coalition is not active, requires strong vigilance and coordinated action. This consists of allocating adequate resources in order to sustain Coalition and genuine partner forces’ efforts towards Daesh/ISIS, and significant stabilization assistance, both to address the drivers that make communities vulnerable to recruitment by Daesh/ISIS and associated violent ideological groups, along with provide support to separated areas to safeguard our collective security interests. In this regard, the Ministers noted the 2021 Pledge Drive for Stabilization as an important means to help sustain the recuperation of areas liberated from Daesh/ISIS and prevent its resurgence. The particular Ministers reaffirm that Daesh/ISIS will continue to be pressured by curbing its ability to raise income, enhancing information sharing on terrorists through bilateral and/or multilateral channels like INTERPOL, and fighting against Daesh/ISIS’ toxic propaganda and denying the group space to exploit social media online. The Ministers acknowledged Iraq’s initiatives to counter Daesh/ISIS’ remnants and prevent the resurgence, and commended the increased capability of the Iraqi forces to combat Daesh/ISIS. Appropriate measures to enhance the particular operational efficiency and dexterity of our collective efforts to maintain the necessary pressure on Daesh/ISIS remain essential. The Coalition operates in Iraq at the demand of the Government of Iraq in full respect of Iraq’s unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, and to the benefit of the particular Iraqi people. The Ministers firmly condemned the continuing attacks against Coalition personnel and convoys, and diplomatic facilities, putting an emphasis on the importance of the Government of Iraq protecting Coalition assets. The Ministers welcomed the incremental expansion of NATO’s non-combat advisory, training and capacity building mission within Iraq based on the requirements and consent of the Iraqi specialists and complementing the Coalition’s efforts. The Ministers also welcomed the EU’s assistance to the Iraqi authorities with the EUAM Iraq Mission. The Ministers committed to strengthening cooperation across all Coalition lines of effort in order to ensure that Daesh/ISIS Core in Iraq and Syria, and its affiliates and networks around the world are unable to reconstitute any kind of territorial enclave or still threaten our homelands, people, and interests. The Ministers remain firmly united in our outrage at atrocities perpetrated by Daesh/ISIS and in our own determination to eliminate this global threat, and stand alongside survivors and families of victims of Daesh/ISIS crimes working for accountability. Within Syria, the Coalition stands with the Syrian people in support of a lasting political settlement in accordance with UN Security Authorities Resolution 2254. The Coalition must continue to be vigilant contrary to the threat of terrorism, in every its forms and manifestations, to build on the success it has achieved and continue to act together against any threats to this outcome and to avoid security vacuums that Daesh/ISIS might exploit. The Coalition continues to support inclusive local recuperation and stabilization in locations liberated from Daesh/ISIS and reconciliation and reintegration attempts to foster conditions conducive to a Syria-wide political resolution to the conflict under the parameters of UN Security Council Resolution 2254. June 28, 2021 : Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Recognizing the challenge posed by foreign terrorist fighters that are in custody, as well as their family members who remain in Syria and Iraq, the Ministers committed to pursuing existing effective justice and accountability mechanisms in close coordination with all the countries of origin. This too includes accountability for fighters who have used sexual violence as an instrument of terror. The Coalition remains devoted to promoting efforts to ensure that falsely accused terrorists, including those of foreign nationalities, are treated appropriately and tried consistently along with applicable international law responsibilities, including fair trial guarantees, and urges the custodians of the detained Daesh/ISIS terrorists to deal with them humanely at all times, according to international law. The Ministers further recognized that the situation with regard to Daesh/ISIS detainees and family members in northeast Syria is of grave concern and acknowledged the importance of finding a comprehensive and long-term solution to this serious issue. In a session of the meeting focused on the safety situation in other continents plus regions, particularly Africa, the particular Ministers noted with grave concern that Daesh/ISIS affiliates and networks within sub-Saharan Africa threaten safety and stability, namely in the Sahel Region and in Eastern Africa/Mozambique. The Coalition is committed to working with affected countries to address the threats posed by Daesh/ISIS in Africa to ensure the enduring global beat of the organization upon the particular request and prior consent of the countries concerned, and in full respect of global law and in close coordination with existing initiatives, notably the Coalition for the Sahel and the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum. The Ministers welcomed the presence of delegations from several African countries as observers to this ministerial meeting. The Ministers discussed that reinforcing civilian condition institutions and consolidating the particular rule of law, which includes law enforcement capacity, will be an important component of combatting Daesh/ISIS, and that the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS will look for to have effective engagement on the African continent. The Ministers tasked the Coalition Functioning Groups to assess ways in which they can contribute to counter Daesh/ISIS efforts in the affected locations. The Ministers also made welcome Afghanistan’s efforts to kitchen counter the Islamic State within Iraq and Syria-Khurasan (ISIS-K). The particular Coalition reaffirmed its belief that a comprehensive and collective effort remains necessary to achieve a full and enduring defeat associated with Daesh/ISIS worldwide. The Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS offers proven that it is a cohesive, responsive tool that has achieved notable successes through military, political, leveling, counter-messaging, financial, and law enforcement lines of effort. The Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS, reconvening in-person right after two years, met today within Rome at the invitation of Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio and U. S. Admin of State Antony L. Blinken. The Ministers reaffirmed their shared determination to continue the particular fight against Daesh/ISIS, and to produce conditions for the enduring defeat of the terrorist group, which usually remains the Coalition’s exclusive purpose, through a comprehensive, matched and multifaceted effort. The Ministers welcomed new members joining the particular Coalition – Central African Republic, Democratic Republic from the Congo, Mauritania, and Yemen. Together the Ministers emphasized the protection of civilians as a priority and affirmed that global law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, as suitable, as well as relevant UN Protection Council resolutions, must be upheld under all circumstances.


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