AILCT was formally established in November 2017 by President Emmanuel Macron and Alassane Ouattara.
The International Anti-Terrorism Academy (AILCT) was established in Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday, June 10, to help fight jihadists who have stepped up bloody operations in West Africa. Ivorian Prime Minister Patrick Archi, Minister of Defense Tene Viracima Ouattara, and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian unveiled the AILCT in Jacquesville near Abidjan.
Built on a coconut grove covering an area of 1,100 hectares, three buildings can accommodate “Three Training Courses for 25 Trainees” Participated in special forces training and received training to deal with threats “terrorist”. “For the stability of our country and the safety of our people, AILCT must become a regional center of expertise and capabilities in combating terrorism”, Said Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara. According to Patrick Archie, “AILCT will be a pioneer in a free and conscious West African response, with special training and irreparable determination” Fight against jihadists.
France has played a leading role in the fight against jihadists, deploying 5,100 soldiers from the “Balkan” forces in several countries in the Sahel, but President Emmanuel Macron announced the gradual end on Thursday.
“Whether in Africa or elsewhere, the scourge of terrorism is not inevitable. It is a threat that we must combat. We will continue to do so in the Sahel region, and we will do it together here., Le Drian said. We do this with a consistent and pragmatic attitude, mobilizing the best experts in optimizing infrastructure. We know that our responsibility is to jointly combat this atrocities in the Sahel which is directly related to our common enemy, because on the threat map, the Sahel is the southern border of Europe and the northern border of the Gulf countries. Guinea. “
The head of French diplomacy made it clear that AILCT should welcome and train “Police, military, military police, magistrates, and even customs officials and prison administrators”But will be “It is also a place of exchange, where they can gather experience and weave the network, and they will not fail to feel the added value in these crisis times.”.