ANTI-DAESH COALITION MINISTERIAL MEETING KICKS OFF IN KUWAIT
Last Updated: 2018-02-13
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By Abdullah Al-Harbi

KUWAIT, Feb 13 (NNN-KUNA) - The US-led International Coalition against Daesh or IS (Islamic state) will meet here foreign ministers level today (Tuesday).

The meeting, involving the 74-member alliance, is part of efforts to up the fight against terrorism, and examine a strategy the coalition has concocted in its battle against Daesh.

Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, are both expected to address the proceedings.

The meeting, one of many events comprising the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI), will be divided into two sessions, with the first tackling the fight against Daesh, and the second examining anti-terrorism efforts.

The meeting is part of a series of international conferences that took place, in order to build a formal coalition to destroy the Daesh, which had taken over large portions of Syria and Iraq in 2014.

Since then, the coalition is now 68 countries strong, beside other decision-making international organisations, namely the US, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Turkey, in addition to members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Iraq, Jordan and Morocco.-- NNN-KUNA