Counterterrorism - Matthias Fekl’s participation in the international meeting on foreign terrorist fighters (Madrid, July 28, 2015)


Matthias Fekl, minister of state for foreign trade, the promotion of tourism, and French nationals abroad, will attend today’s international meeting in Madrid on foreign terrorist fighters.

Hosted by the Spanish Interior and Foreign Affairs ministries, the meeting – attended by more than 40 delegations – will underscore the importance of a coordinated global response to the terrorist threat.

Mr. Fekl will talk about how France has intensified its counterterrorism effort and its fight against violent radicalization as well as the justice system’s robust response to these phenomena. He will reaffirm France’s commitment to international cooperation on counterterrorism, respect for human rights, and the swift implementation of Security Resolution 2178.