On November 10, 2020, the United States and Nigeria convened a virtual meeting with Chad and other members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Representatives from member states and regional organizations discussed the threat of ISIS in West Africa and the Sahel and ways the Coalition can contribute to collective efforts to ensure ISIS’s enduring defeat.
Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador Nathan A. Sales outlined the Coalition’s increasing focus on defeating ISIS’s global branches and affiliates. U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel Ambassador J. Peter Pham and Representatives from Global Coalition members Chad, Cameroon, Guinea, Niger, and co-host Nigeria provided key insights on troubling developments of ISIS affiliate activity in West Africa and suggested ways the Coalition could enhance efforts to counter these trends. Chad’s Head of Delegation Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Amine Abba Sidick, shared perspectives, challenges and best practices to counter terrorist networks.
Read Out of the Event located at: Country Reports on Terrorism 2020 – United States Department of State