OIC Participates in 1st Nouakchott Process Summit

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OIC Participates in 1st Nouakchott Process Summit

OIC Participates in 1st Nouakchott Process Summit

(Jeddah) – The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, has partaken in the first summit of the countries participating in the Nouakchott process. The meeting held in Mauritania was attended by the Heads of State of Mauritania, Senegal, Chad, Mali and Burkina Faso, the representatives of the Presidents of Algeria, Nigeria, Libya, Cote D’Ivoire and Guinea, as well as international regional and semi-regional organisations.
The participants in the 1st Summit and 4th Ministerial Meeting of the countries participating in the Nouakchott process agreed to mount efforts to combat terrorism and transnational organised crime through operationalisation of the African Peace and Security Architecture, a corner stone for any collective, coordinated and concerted approach aimed at combating terrorism in the Sahelo-Saharan region to restore peace and security.
Besides, the Summit discussed the threats posed by the Ebola virus epidemic and paid tribute to the efforts made by the affected countries and international community to address this gruesome scourge afflicting West African countries.
The Summit also welcomed the efforts made by the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to neutralise the Boko Haram terrorist group.
(Courtesy WAM)