“No Money for Terror” (Paris, 25-26 april 2018) [fr]

The military victory against the “Caliphate” was a major success, but it does not protect us against the resurgence of Daesh, or the activity of persons and groups loyal to Daesh – as we have recently seen in France – or Al-Qaeda. It is hard to prevent these groups taking root in vulnerable regions like the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia.

The fight against terrorism and terrorist financing are currently key international security priorities and as such, Mr. Gérard Collomb, French Minister of the Interior; Mrs Nicole Belloubet, Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice; Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs; Mr. Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance; and Mr. Gérald Darmanin, Minister for Government Action and Public Accounts, have invited their counterparts from some 70 States and the leaders of almost 20 international and regional organizations and specialized agencies, to an international conference to appraise the issues and put forward concrete solutions.

This ministerial meeting on 26 April was preceded on 25 April by a day of discussions among experts (external and internal security, financial crime, customs, prosecutors...) on combatting the financing of terrorism. The States and organizations invited to the Paris conference endorsed a Final Statement.

Speech by M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic.

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Online 08/05/2018

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