BEIRUT, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Tuesday said that as one of the countries suffering the most from terrorist acts, Lebanon called for collective cooperation and intensive coordination to fight terrorism.
He made the appeal in a speech delivered at a symposium on "Coordination Mechanisms in Combating Terrorism" organized by the Lebanese government in cooperation with the "Advanced Counter Terrorism Project for Lebanon Security," which is funded by the European Union, the Lebanese National News Agency reported.
As "the world has been living for decades with a collective threat represented by terrorism that strikes everywhere," Mikati said, combating terrorism "is not only the responsibility of a specific security or intelligence apparatus, but rather requires collective cooperation, unification of expertise and information, and intensive coordination."
In the past years, Lebanese security has carried out several pre-emptive operations that prevented terrorist activities, dismantled terrorist networks, and managed to arrest their leaders and members. ■