Barakat calls for a Mediterranean Attorneys General assembly
Attorney General Hisham Barakat - YOUM7/Hossam Atef

CAIRO: Attorney General Hisham Barakat called Wednesday on establishing an assembly for Mediterranean countries’ attorneys general to “fight terrorism in the region” while he attends a meeting for judicial figures committed to fight terrorism in Paris.

His call follows an agreement being signed Wednesday between France and Egypt over judicial cooperation over fighting terrorism in which experiences and information will be exchangd between the two countries judicial bodies.

“Terrorism has become a global phenomena which forces us to fight strongly, especially that it has threatened individuals’ rights to freedom, as well as peace of mankind. Different horrific events took place recently and on the top of them was the Islamic State in Libya’s execution of 21 Coptic Egyptians,” said Barakat in Wednesday’s conference in Paris.

European countries are now facing a dilemma over having its youth joining the Islamist State group in Iraq and Syria. No official figures have been released but different press reports say that around 4,000 individuals have left Europe to fight with the group.

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