He will share Malaysia’s ideas on coun­tert­er­ror­ism and pre­vent­ing ex­trem­ism

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PU­TRA­JAYA re­gional per­spec­tives, as well as the chal­lenges faced in the fight against IS and coun­ter­mea­sures that could be taken.

“He will also share Malaysia’s ex­pe­ri­ence and ideas on coun­ter­ing ter­ror­ism and pre­vent­ing vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism.”

Wisma Pu­tra said the meet­ing was ex­pected to iden­tify a mech­a­nism to counter IS at­tacks.

The meet­ing would also try to find ways to stop the spread of IS’s ex­trem­ist ide­ol­ogy through false nar­ra­tives, it said.

The meet­ing would also dis­cuss how to ad­dress hu­man­i­tar­ian needs, and the dem­i­ning and sta­bil­i­sa­tion as­sis­tance needed in the newly-lib­er­ated ar­eas in Iraq and Syria that were pre­vi­ously un­der IS con­trol.

Wisma Pu­tra said Anifah’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the meet­ing reaf­firmed Malaysia’s sup­port and com­mit­ment to­wards the Global Coali­tion in its cam­paign to de­feat IS.

“Malaysia be­lieves that in­ter­na­tional col­lab­o­ra­tion, such as through this mul­ti­lat­eral ini­tia­tive, is crit­i­cal and has be­come one of the im­por­tant com­po­nents in Malaysia’s coun­tert­er­ror­ism strat­egy.”

Be­sides at­tend­ing the meet­ing, Anifah will also meet his US coun­ter­part, Tiller­son, for the first time to dis­cuss is­sues of com­mon in­ter­est, as well as re­gional and global de­vel­op­ments.

The meet­ing is sig­nif­i­cant as it is Anifah’s first work­ing visit to the US un­der the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. Ber­nama

Datuk Seri Anifah Aman

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