The Ministry of Interior of the Government of National Unity has stated that its delegation chaired, on Wednesday, a meeting of the joint committee of experts and representatives of Ministries of Justice and Interior of Arab countries, to discuss criminalizing payment of ransoms to terrorists, which was held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in Egypt.
Several themes were discussed, during the meeting, including criminalizing ransom payment in whatever form and manifestation, and the Arab Convention to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
The meeting concluded with several recommendations to address this issue, according to the ministry’s report.
Experts and representatives of ministries of Justice and Interior in Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Algeria, Somalia, Iraq, the Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, and Yemen, as well as representatives of the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, participated in the meeting.
Last March, the Minister of Interior of the Government of National Unity, Imad Trabelsi, called in a speech before the meeting of the 40th session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers in Tunis, to activate the Arab common security, and to strengthen the cooperation system to achieve security and peace in all Arab countries.