European Union – Fight against terrorism – Visit by Harlem Désir to the Netherlands (Jan. 11) [fr]
Excerpts from the daily press briefing by Romain Nadal, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Development spokesman (Paris, January 11th, 2016)
On the occasion of the start of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will meet with Bert Koenders, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, today in The Hague.
Mr. Désir and Mr. Koenders will take stock of the priorities for the European Union for the first half of 2016, foremost among them the fight against terrorism and radicalization, the response to the migration crisis as well as support for growth, employment and investment.
Harlem Désir will also represent France at the joint meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum and the Global Coalition to counter Daesh [ISIL] on the topic of foreign fighters, which will take place at Europol’s headquarters.