The State of Qatar stressed that it attaches great importance to countering of extremism and terrorism, in addition to its keenness to participate and support all international efforts in this field, as well as strengthening its national legislations to combat these phenomena.
This came in the speech delivered by HE Qatar’s Ambassador to Belgium and Head of Qatari Missions to EU and NATO Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Khulaifi during a seminar on “Combating Terrorism and Violent Extremism ” organized by The International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE), in cooperation with Middle East Center for Dialogue in Brussels.
In his speech, HE the Ambassador highlighted the significant contributions made by the State of Qatar at the regional and international levels in strengthening the efforts of the international community in confronting and containing of terrorism and extremism. His Excellency praised the efforts of the State of Qatar in combating the causes and roots of terrorism through education and economic empowerment in places of conflict such as Syria, Iraq and others.
He referred to national initiatives such as ‘Education Above All Foundation’, Silatech Foundation, and other projects that support Arab youth to prevent them from being recruited by extremism and terrorism organizations.
For her part the Director of the ICSVE Anne Speckhardt, praised Qatar’s efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism, and its support to the Center in this field.
The seminar was attended by the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator , Gilles de Kerchove, the Director of the ICSVE Anne Speckhardt, Chief Analyst at the Belgian Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis Gert Vercauteren, the Belgian Federal Police Representative Beatrice Boarmon and Representative of the Dutch police Miriam Bar.