Sahel Working Group Plenary Meeting
ALGIERS - Algeria – The GCTF's Sahel Working Group (SWG)
Co-Chairs, Algeria and Canada, organized the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the
Working Group in Algiers, Algeria, on 28-30 November 2016. Participants
discussed improving police cooperation, building legal and judicial cooperation,
GCTF/Partner capacity-building efforts, enhancing abilities to counter
financing of terrorism, border security in the Sahel region and reports from
the expert’s workshop on national actions plans to prevent violent extremism.
Key themes that emerged during
the meeting discussed included:
Addressing the phenomenon of
returning foreign terrorist fighters in the Sahel region is becoming more
urgent than ever.
Facilitation of information
sharing among justice sector officials in the Sahel region and improved
coordination and identification of shared priorities are essential for building
legal and judicial cooperation.
Countering financing of terrorism
remains an area that requires further attention and action in the Sahel region.
Countries of the Sahel region continue to face significant challenges in the area of border security and management.