Eleventh GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Eleventh GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

7 October 2021

Looking to the Next Decade

The GCTF Co-Chairs, Canada and Morocco, hosted the Eleventh GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting in a virtual format on 7 October 2021.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Forum. During the Ministerial Plenary, the GCTF community considered the challenges and achievements of the Forum's first decade. GCTF Members underlined their collective commitment to the GCTF Strategic Vision for the Next Decade | Arabic | French.  

Along with the Strategic Vision, the GCTF endorsed three new Framework Documents and welcomed a new toolkit. These GCTF outputs epitomize the essential work of the Forum and the contributions that it makes to the daily activities of counterterrorism policymakers and practitioners globally.

In this milestone year, this Eleventh Ministerial Plenary Meeting provided the opportunity to recommit to the work of the GCTF going forward and to renew and strengthen the Forum's relationships with its close partners. A Ministerial Statement | Arabic | French reaffirms the Forum's unified and unwavering commitment to strengthening international counterterrorism cooperation, and to making the international counterterrorism architecture more effective in addressing the evolving threat of terrorism. 

Watch the interventions made during the Eleventh GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting by visiting the full PLAYLIST or click on the individual videos below.

Opening Remarks by the GCTF Co-Chairs
  • Canada EN subtitles | FR subtitles – Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Morocco VIDEO – Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates
Remarks by GCTF Members
  • Algeria VIDEO – Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad
  • Australia VIDEO – Roger Noble, Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on behalf of Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • China VIDEO | Speaking Notes – Bai Tian, Director General of the Department of External Security Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Wang Yi, State Councilor & Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs –
  • Colombia VIDEO – Martha Lucía Ramírez, Vice-President & Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Denmark VIDEO – Jeppe Kofod, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Egypt VIDEO – Mohamed Fouad Ahmed, Ambassador & Director of the Counter-Terrorism Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • European Union VIDEO – Pawel Herczynski, Managing Director for CSDP and Crisis Response, European External Action Service
  • France VIDEO – Olivier Caron, Special Envoy for Counter-Terrorism, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
  • Germany VIDEO – Miguel Berger, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Italy VIDEO – Benedetto Della Vedova, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • India VIDEO – Mahaveer Singhvi, Director General for Counter Terrorism, Ministry of External Affairs on behalf of Reenat Sandhu, Vice-Minister, Ministry of External Affairs
  • Indonesia VIDEO – Retno L.P. Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Japan VIDEO – Mitsuji Suzuka, Ambassador in Charge of International Cooperation for Countering Terrorism and International Organized Crime, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Jordan VIDEO – Fayez Khoury, Ambassador & Director of European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates delivering Yousef Al Batayneh, Secretary-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates’ statement on behalf of Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates & Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates
  • Netherlands VIDEO – Ben Knapen, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Nigeria VIDEO – Yaminu Musa, Rear Admiral & Coordinator of the Counter Terrorism Centre, Office of the National Security Adviser
  • Russian Federation VIDEO – Vladimir Tarabrin, Ambassador & Director of the Department on the Issues of New Challenges and Threats, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • South Africa VIDEO – Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Department of International Relations and Cooperation
  • Switzerland VIDEO – Livia Leu, State Secretary, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Turkey VIDEO – Sedat Önal, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • United Arab Emirates VIDEO | Speaking Notes – Khalifa Al Mrar, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • United Kingdom VIDEO – James Cleverly, Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
  • United States of America VIDEO – Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Department of State
Remarks by the Representative of the United Nations Secretary General
  • UNOCT VIDEO | Speaking Notes – Vladimir Voronkov, Under Secretary General for Counter-Terrorism, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism 
Remarks by the GCTF Inspired Institutions
  • GCERF VIDEO | Speaking Notes – Stefano Manservisi, Chair of Governing Board, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
  • Hedayah VIDEO – Ali Rashed Al Nuaimi, Chair
  • IIJ VIDEO | Speaking Notes – Thomas Wuchte, Executive Secretary, International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law