17 May 2023
On 4 May, the 21st GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting was held in Cairo, Egypt. It was the first Coordinating Committee Meeting co-chaired by Egypt and the European Union. The event was opened by H.E. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, and H.E. Ambassador Charles Fries, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service. Over 150 senior counterterrorism and criminal justice officials and practitioners from more than thirty countries discussed future action to counter global terrorism threats. At the meeting, Co-Chairs presented their vision for the GCTF during their tenure (2023-2025). On the margins of the meeting, two successful side events were held. On 2 May the GCTF FTF and CVE working group leads held ‘Addressing the Challenges Related to the Reintegration and Rehabilitation of FTFs and their Associated Family Members’, and on 3 May, the GCTF Co-Chairs, with the support of the CCCPA and IIJ, held an in-person session on the evolving terrorist landscape on the African continent.
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