Africa-Press – Togo. Togo was welcomed this week during the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition against Daesh/ISIS in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a new member of the coalition.
The Togolese FM Robert Dussey was present at the meeting led on Thursday by Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud and United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.
The Ministers welcomed the Republic of Togo as the newest member of the Coalition, bringing the total number of members to 86.
We are pleased to welcome the Republic of Togo 🇹🇬 as the 86th member of the Global Coalition against Daesh. Togo’s membership is a welcome step in advancing regionally-led efforts to halt Daesh’s influence and activity in Africa. #OneMissionManyNations pic.twitter.com/QHXn5LZHiy
During the event, the Coalition partners confirmed their continued support for counterterrorism programming in Africa, Iraq, Syria, and South and Central Asia, demonstrating the Coalition’s wide reach and sustained commitment to diminishing Daesh’s capabilities.
Regarding sub-Saharan Africa, the Ministers discussed the emergence of Daesh/ISIS affiliates which operate in West Africa, the Sahel, East Africa, and Central and southern Africa. The Ministers lauded the work of the Global Coalition’s Africa Focus Group, and highlighted the fact that it convened in Niamey, Niger in March 2023 – the first Coalition event in the sub-Saharan African region.
The Global Coalition against Daesh was formed in september 2014 and is unique in its membership, scope and commitment. The Coalition’s members are committed to tackling Daesh on all fronts, to dismantling its networks and countering its global ambitions.