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Ambassador Shannon's Participation in a Meeting on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 11, 2016


Today, Ambassador Thomas Shannon will lead the U.S. delegation at a joint meeting in The Hague of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL and Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). The meeting will focus on measures that are being taken in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2178 to address foreign terrorist fighters and elaborate on the related work plans of the GCTF and the Coalition.

Meeting topics include information sharing, travel routes, countering terrorist financing, countering violent extremism (CVE), and measures to facilitate the reintegration and de-radicalization of foreign terrorist fighters.

Ambassador Shannon will be joined by Under Secretary Francis X. Taylor of the Department of Homeland Security; as well as Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism; and LTG (ret) Terry Wolff, Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.


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