SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 23 June 2021, Wednesday |

Macron stresses the grip against terrorism

On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron, in his speech at the G5 Sahel summit held in N’Djamena, stressed the need to strengthen the fight against terrorist groups and restore state authority in that region.

Macron, who spoke via video link from Paris, said that a year after the Bo summit (in southwestern France), “we have succeeded in achieving real results in the border triangle” between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, and the most prominent organization that has been targeted is “ISIS in the Greater Sahara”, as it suffered huge losses.

Macron, who spoke via video link from Paris, said that a year after the Bo summit (in southwestern France), “we have succeeded in achieving real results in the border triangle” between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, and the most prominent organization that has been targeted is “ISIS in the Greater Sahara.”

He pointed out that the two Al-Qaeda affiliates, “the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims” and the “Masina Liberation Brigade”, whose leaders are still feeding a terrorist program, are still a threat to the Sahel region, promising to “strengthen action” in an attempt to “eliminate these two organizations.”

Macron praised the decision of Chadian President Idriss Deby, who declared on Monday, sending 1,200 soldiers to the “border triangle” region, saying, “It is a strong and courageous decision that strengthens the group of five countries in the Sahel region.”