Kuwait's Assistant Foreign Minister for Development and International Cooperation Nasser Al-Sabeeh
Kuwait plans int'l conf. on returning foreign fighters -- Diplomat
AMMAN-- Kuwait is coordinating with the United Nations to hold an international conference on the guidelines for dealing with returning extremist foreign fighters, a foreign minister aide said.
The plan was unveiled by Kuwait's Assistant Foreign Minister for Development and International Cooperation Nasser Al-Sabeeh in statements to KUNA Wednesday after heading Kuwait's delegation to a meeting of the terrorist foreign fighters group of the Global Counterterrorism Forum in Amman.
He reiterated Kuwait's commitment towards the guidelines that were adopted by the ministerial meeting of the international anti- Islamic State group coalition during its meeting in Kuwait last February.
Al-Sabeeh said that today's meeting, in which representatives of 35 countries partook, comes to complete the efforts of the anti-IS coalition.
He noted the conferees discussed the post-IS phase and how to deal with the returning IS foreign fighters to their respective countries. It also deliberated the existing good practices in this regard including that of Kuwait.
The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an international forum of 29 countries and the European Union with an overarching mission of reducing the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by preventing, combating, and prosecuting terrorist acts and countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism.