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EU Seeks Anti-Terror Alliance with Arab Countries
Jan 23, 2015

The European Union has called for an anti-terror alliance with Arab countries to boost cooperation and information-sharing in the wake of deadly attacks and arrests across Europe. Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief said, "We need an alliance. We need to strengthen our way of cooperating together. The threat is not only the one we faced in Paris, but spreading in other parts of the world starting from Muslim countries.”

The call came when foreign ministers from 28 EU member states met at a Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels to discuss counter-terrorism measures. The Arab League’s secretary general was at the talks.

EU’s View

  • Need to share information more and need to cooperate more also among member states on the security level.

  • Need to strengthen way of cooperating, first of all, with Arab countries.

  • It is not an issue between Europe or the West and Islam.

  • Terrorism and terrorist attacks are targeting most Muslims in the world, so need an alliance, need a dialogue there to face the issue together.

  • Face terrorism while respecting Islam.

  • Good cooperation with our partners across the Arab world in counter-terrorism.

  • Need to share information more, need to co-operate more.

  • Will start with a discussion on how to counter terrorism not only in Europe but in other parts of the world.

  • The Muslim countries of the world are the ones who have suffered the greatest burden of terrorism.

  • They will continue to be in the front line and we have to work closely with them to protect both those countries and European Union countries.

The immediate focus for the 28-nation European Union is how to prevent foreign fighters returning from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq even more radicalised and well trained.


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