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MoFA participates in Gulf Research Meeting at Cambridge University

TDT | Manama

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Chief of Strategic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Nancy Abdullah Jamal, participated in a panel discussion as part of the 14th Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), organized by the Gulf Research Centre at the University of Cambridge from 9-11 July 2024. The meeting brought together nearly 400 politicians, researchers and historians from 83 countries to discuss key regional and international issues and changes, especially in the Gulf region. 

The Ambassador presented a presentation on the efforts of regional countries in the international counter-terrorism system since the launch of the Arab counter-terrorism strategy in 1997 and its updated version in 2015, through many agreements and working groups and permanent committees that were established through the platforms of the Arab League and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf to address various crises and threats, down to the issuance of the Gulf vision for regional security in March.

The Chief of Strategic Affairs explained the regional system for combating terrorism and preventing extremism and the mechanisms of cooperation between the State and Government bodies, which aim to ensure the security and safety of the people of the Middle East from the threats posed by the spread of extremist ideologies. She added that GCC countries are among the first countries to become aware of the danger of intellectual extremism and launched the security strategy to combat extremism associated with terrorism for the GCC states in 2002, and the GCC Agreement to Combat Terrorism in 2004.

She also stressed that Gulf governments are focusing their attention on a clear approach to establishing international peace and security and resolving conflicts based on Arab values that advocate tolerance, co-existence and moderation.

It is worth noting that GRM has been organized annually since 2010 by the Gulf Research Centre at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and is considered a key international research platform for Gulf studies and policies.