EU to launch anti-terror projects with Arab nations, Turkey20 january 2015, 11:38
The EU wants to launch counter-terrorism projects with Arab nations and with Turkey in coming weeks to boost cooperation following the Paris attacks, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday, AFP reports.
"We are looking at specific projects to launch in the coming weeks with some specific countries to increase the level of cooperation on counter-terrorism, and I would name Turkey, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria and the Gulf countries," she told a news conference.
The European Union would also send "security attaches" to the bloc's delegations in the Muslim world to develop anti-terror policies, Mogherini said after meetings with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi and EU foreign ministers.
Mogherini said the 28-nation bloc agreed on the need to share intelligence "not only with the EU but also with other countries around us."
This would include not just nations around the Mediterranean and in the Arab world, but also as far afield as Asia, she said.