Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel will participate in a ministerial conference on combating the financing of terrorism to be held in Paris Thursday.
The foreign ministry said in a statement here Wednesday that the conference is being jointly organized by the French government and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) under the theme, “No money for terror”. The participants will focus mainly on the issue of terrorism financing and examine measures likely to dry up the flow of financial resources to support the scourge.
“Messahel has been invited to participate in this Conference as a panellist in a discussion on combating organized crime to dry up the funding sources of terrorism,” the statement added.
He will present Algeria’s experience in the field as well as the lessons drawn from the meeting on the connections between transnational organized crime and terrorism, held jointly by Algeria and the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF) in Algiers in Octoberlast year, the statement said.
The Paris conference will be also an opportunity for the Foreign Minister to recall the outcomes and recommendations of the international high-level conference on fight against terrorism financing in Africa, held jointly by Algeria and the African Union (AU) in Algiers on April 9 and 10 this year.
Messahel will also have discussions on the sidelines of the two-day conference with several heads of delegation of participating countries.