Director ACSRT and Switzerland Ambassador exchange views on Counter Terrorism

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The Ambassador of Switzerland to Algeria H.E. Muriel Berset Kohen was received in audience by Larry Gbevlo-Lartey Esq., AU Special Representative for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation and Director of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) on 12 June 2016.

The director of ACSRT provided an overview of the current focus of the Centre notably the prevention of terrorism within the African Union Counter Terrorism framework. In the ensuing discussion both parties emphasised the need for Regional, Continental and International cooperation in the effort to eradicate the scourge of terrorism and assure communities of peace and dignity of life.

The two dignitaries exchanged views on a large number of issues including the role of Human Security in Counter Violent Extremism (CVE), the building of resilient local communities and cooperation in the area of training and research.

The discussions also touched on potential cooperation between the ACSRT and similar research centres in Switzerland.