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Dialogue on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Radicalization to Violence in Central Asia

Dialogue on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Radicalization to Violence in Central Asia

Thursday 23 February 2017

THE HAGUE – the Netherlands – Under the auspices of the GCTF's FTF Working Group, co-chaired by Morocco and the Netherlands, the United States led a “Dialogue on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and Radicalization to Violence in Central Asia”, on 23 February 2017, in The Hague.

 

The Central Asia Initiative, launched at the Seventh Ministerial Meeting in New York on 21 September 2016 under the auspices of the GCTF FTF Working Group, aims to assist Central Asian States to implement the GCTF The Hague – Marrakech Memorandum on Good Practices for a More Effective Response to the FTF Phenomenon and address the challenges of countering FTFs in the region. The meeting discussed national, regional and international good practices on addressing FTF flows, radicalization, and the return of FTFs – with a specific emphasis on The Hague – Marrakech Memorandum and United Nations Security Council Resolution 2178.
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