France advocates integrated security strategy against terrorism
The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, on Monday urged an integrated security strategy to fight terrorism in Africa and beyond.
“International cooperation is essential to achieve an integrated security that seeks to assess situations according to the contexts of the threat,” Parly told the fourth International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa being held in Senegal.
Integrated security is an approach that combines “security, defense and development,” she posited.
The theme of the forum is “Current security challenges in Africa: Searching for integrated solutions.”
Chad’s Prime Minister, Albert Mahimi Padake stressed that security challenges are common to all African countries, but none of these nations taken individually can overcome this scourge.
He therefore urged states to work in a synergy of actions.
“Our states are increasingly interdependent and their security challenges are becoming commonplace. The terrorist threat reminds us every day that no country or continent is safe, and therefore, all justice-loving countries must unite” PM Padake emphasized.