Minister Bushati at “The 18th International Conference on Counter-terrorism”

Countering terrorism is not and will not be easy, but there is no alternative and one must not feel discouraged

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati is in Israel at the “18th International Conference on Counter-terrorism”, organized by the International Institute for Counter-terrorism (ICT).

During his visit, Minister Bushati held several bilateral meetings. He met the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, the Minister of Defence Avigdor Lieberman, Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi, the opposition leader Tzipi Livni, the Cief Executive of the American-Jewish Committee (AJC) David Harris and the Chief Executive Officer of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Robert Singer.

In his remarks at the conference, Minister Bushati presented the commitment and contribution of our country in countering terrorism and violent extremism, with emphasis on the new initiatives related to the role of education, religious harmony, respect for human rights of minorities, values ​​of tolerance to diversity, and in the drafting and implementation of special strategic, social, political, legal, educational and economic policies.

Bushati said that “Countering terrorism is not and will not be easy, but there is no alternative and one must not feel discouraged. Just as the terrorist’s networks are transnational, so too must be our cooperation.”

“We must do whatever is needed to disrupt the link between radicalization and terrorism by properly addressing the various and complex issues in the environments in which terrorism acts are nourished. We must adopt a “whole of society approach” by engaging with civil society, community and religious leaders, and certainly youth.” said Minister Ditmir Bushati.

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