Georgia’s Janelidze Participates in Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ministerial

Georgia’s Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze took part in the 'Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS (Daesh)' ministerial held in Kuwait.

While addressing the participants of the conference on February 13, Janelidze congratulated the Coalition on the tangible success made in its fight against ISIS and reaffirmed that Georgia, as a member of the Coalition, will continue its efforts towards ensuring global security.

The Georgian Minister also highlighted the importance of joint and coordinated actions against terrorism and welcomed the adoption of the guiding principles of the Global Coalition.

Janelidze also spoke about the Georgian government’s efforts towards ensuring a stable and secure environment in its territory, as well as towards preventing radicalism and extremism.

Georgia’s Foreign Ministry reports that, according to the Minister, the effective implementation of various projects in Georgia’s ethnic and religious minority regions contributes to the integration of the vulnerable segments of the population into the social, economic and political life of the country.

“Social integration, education and an inclusive society serve as essential prerequisites for the eradication of terrorism and radicalism,” Janelidze stated.

Moreover, within the frames of the ministerial, the Georgian Foreign Minister had a meeting with his Saudi Arabian counterpart, Adel Al-Jubeir.

Bilateral relations, international security, trade-economic co-operation and the exchange of official visits were the key issues of the meeting.

Janelidze introduced his counterpart to Georgian economic development trends, transit and investment potential and the Georgian government’s efforts towards the development of tourism and infrastructure.

Janelidze also met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor Crnadak.

The two ministers discussed the friendly co-operation between the two countries, highlighting the substantial progress that has been made on the path to European integration.

Special attention was paid to the importance of high-level meetings in the context of developing bilateral co-operation.

Crnadak reaffirmed his government’s firm support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.

The Global Coalition against Daesh was formed in September 2014 and is unique in its membership, scope and commitment. Together, the Global Coalition is committed to degrading and ultimately defeating Daesh, with its 74 members committed to tackling Daesh on all fronts, to dismantle its networks and counter its global ambitions.

Beyond the military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the Coalition is committed to: tackling Daesh’s financing and economic infrastructure; preventing the flow of foreign terrorist fighters across borders; supporting stabilization and the restoration of essential public services to areas liberated from Daesh; and countering the group’s propaganda.

Thea Morrison

15 February 2018 18:24