Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is taking part today in Rome in the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh; this will be its first face-to-face plenary session in two years.
The minister will underscore France’s major contribution within the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh and the importance of continuing our efforts in the Levant, in both the civilian and military spheres, in order to ensure the lasting defeat of the organization, which is continuing to demonstrate troubling resilience in certain territories. Maintaining very strong pressure against Daesh remains essential.
The minister will reaffirm France’s support for Iraq’s stability and sovereignty. While unacceptable attacks continue to take place against the Coalition’s interests, the minister will call for increased cooperation with and between the Iraqi authorities in order to put an end to these acts and to bring their perpetrators to justice.
With respect to Syria, the minister will reaffirm his support for the implementation of a credible and lasting political solution in line with UNSCR 2254, a prerequisite for the lasting defeat of Daesh.
The minister will underscore the priority France gives to the fight against terrorism in the Sahel, where it will continue to commit the necessary resources to combat this scourge within the framework of the transformation of the International Coalition for the Sahel mechanism announced by President Macron.