The second Global Counterterrorism Forum ministerial meeting will take place on June 7 in Istanbul; this forum was launched in New York on September 22, 2011. The discussions will focus on the work carried out over the last 6 months within the framework of this forum, in areas such as criminal justice, the rule of law, countering radicalization, and capacity building in several regions, notably the Sahel.
On this occasion, France would like to draw the attention of its partners to the troubling situation in northern Mali, where AQIM is present.
On a technical level, this forum will make it possible to compare the means and methods used to combat terrorist groups, and to establish best practices that are helpful to the entire international community.
France will be represented by our Political Director, Jacques Audibert.