EU plans joint bid with Egypt to lead global counter-terrorism body

Middle East Eye, 21 January 2022.

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"The European Union is planning a joint bid with Egypt for the leadership of an influential international organisation shaping global counter-terrorism policies.


“Nominating Egypt as a chair of any international counter-terrorism forum is a mockery of the human rights violations in Egypt committed under the guise of the war on terrorism,” Mefreh said.

According to an EU Council memo dated 11 January and published by Statewatch, the proposed joint bid was first raised by members of the EU’s diplomatic service, the European External Action Service (EEAS), at meetings of an EU working party on terrorism in October and November."

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