Written Statement by UN Special Envoy for the Sahel Region, Mr. Romano Prodi, on the occasion of the special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with Member States and international and regional organizations on enhancing cooperation and technical assistance to States in the Sahel region to strengthen their capacity in the global fight against terrorism.

This afternoon’s meeting addresses critical issues, including the need to build the capacity of the Sahel states and to foster a culture of information sharing and consultation between countries so as to counter the threat of terrorism. As the Mali example has shown us, a security vacuum can quickly spiral out of control. Thankfully, today, Mali is now on a firmer footing.

2017-01-26T09:36:44+00:00 Friday, 30 September 2016|Regional focus|