Secretary Locsin to participate in the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS in Rome, Italy

PASAY CITY, 24 June 2021 — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. will participate in the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS in Rome, Italy on 28 June 2021. Secretary Locsin will be joined by Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Affairs Brigido J. Dulay and National Security Council Deputy Director-General Damian L. Carlos.

Established in 2014, the 83-member Global Coalition will gather Ministers to discuss ways to sustain efforts to complete the defeat of Daesh/ISIS and of terrorism worldwide. The Philippines became the 75th member of the Coalition in 2018, signifying its commitment to reinforce its counter-terrorism programs, including addressing the socioeconomic concerns of vulnerable communities.

As part of the visit, Secretary Locsin will grace the opening of the new chancery of the Philippine Embassy in Rome. Italy is home to 165,000 Filipinos. 

More information on the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS, the Ministerial Meeting of which is co-hosted this year by the Governments of Italy and the United States, may be found on END