The ACSRT Received Mr. Gilles De Kerchove (EU Counterterrorism Coordinator)

EU delegation

On 26 February 2013, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, Special Representative for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation and Director of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism and the ACSRT staff members received Mr. Gilles De Kerchove (EU Counterterrorism Coordinator) and other EU members.
On 27 -28 February Mr. De Kerchove participated as a guest speaker at the joint UNICRI – ACSRT Regional Technical Workshop on Disengagement and Rehabilitation of Violent Extremist for North Africa and the Sahel Country in the Fiel which was held at the ACSRT Headquarters.
Ambassador Madeira extended a warm welcome to the EU Delegation for their visit to the ACSRT which was a demonstration of growing cooperation between the two institutions. He greatly appreciated the assistance and support of the European Union to the African Union in general and to the ACSRT in particular especially regarding issues of utmost importance to the ACSRT such as evaluating the preparedness of Member states of the African Union in preventing and combating terrorism. He expressed wish for further enhancement and consolidation of the current fruitful cooperation.
Ambassador Madeira also shared with the EU delegation the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation missions and the different workshops conducted by the ACSRT during the year 2012.
Mr. Kerchove highly lauded ACSRT’s effort and stressed the readiness of the European Union side to seek new forms and areas of long-lasting cooperation to help the ACSRT accomplish its goals.
In conclusion, Ambassador Madeira and his guest expressed mutual confidence in the successful continuation of their multi-dimensional cooperation.