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Egypt’s Justice Minister calls for more efforts in countering terrorism

CAIRO – 23 November 2017: Minister of Justice Hossam Abdel-Rahim called on the Arab governments to take further steps towards eradicating terrorism in the region.
In his speech at the 33rd session of the Arab Justice Ministers Council meeting, the Minister of Justice said that the Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism needs to be amended along with other agreements regarding the combat against crimes and corruption in the region.
Abdel-Rahim stressed the importance of eliminating the roots of terrorism within the region by confronting it intellectually and supporting the religious institutions and stated that “Egypt is fighting a massive war against international terrorist organizations.”
The 33rd session of the Arab Justice Ministers Council chaired by the United Arab Emirates discusses the possibility of enhancing Arab and international cooperation in the legal and judicial fields, in addition to implementing Arab conventions for combating terrorism.
The session was launched on Thursday and chaired by the Arab Ministers of Justice, the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers of the Interior, the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council, Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, the Arab Lawyers Union and the President of the Arab Parliament.