Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin participated in the ministerial meeting of Global coalition to defeat ISIS, which was held on February 13, 2018 in Kuwait, and co-chaired by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait Shaikh Sabah Al-Khaled As-Sabah and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
About 80 countries and international organizations which are the partners in the Global coalition to defeat ISIS participated in the event being represented mostly at the ministerial level.
During the session which is the first Coalition meeting since the liberation of about 98% of the territories of Syria and Iraq from the control of ISIS, the Ministers discussed the ways the Coalition can help to protect against a resurgence of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and promote stabilization, reintegration and rehabilitation.
The participants adopted during the meeting the Guiding Principles of consistent Coalition commitment to defeat ISIS as the most dangerous example of international terrorism.
As ISIS continues to adapt its global network, the Coalition expressed its commitment to leverage its global reach by employing its expertise in and through existing national, multilateral and regional counterterrorism structures.
In his speech during the session dedicated to the issue of neutralizing networks and branches of global ISIS, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin emphasized that Ukraine, being a member of the Coalition, fully shares its values principles as well as strategic goals to defeat ISIS in all its forms and manifestations. Ukraine will continue to contribute into the fighting against ISIS in particular through its participation in the Working group on foreign terrorist fighters (FTF).
At the margins of the conference Pavlo Klimkin held pull-aside meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia J. Bishop and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey M.Cavuchoglu.
The ministerial meeting of Global coalition to defeat ISIS was held simultaneously with the Kuwait International Conference for the reconstruction of Iraq which is held in Kuwait during February 12-14, 2018 and co-chaired by the Governments of Kuwait and Iraq, UN, EU and the World Bank.