Special envoy to Nouakchott
The jihadists must also be fought the Koran by hand. Founded in 2014 in Nouakchott to meet a security challenge, the G5 Sahel made a commitment, from its second conference, in May 2015 in Niamey, to put in place ideological tools, notably theological, making it possible to fight against radical Islam . The alliance between Mauritania, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mali has since continued to strengthen this action towards populations likely to give in to the sirens of Islamism. But this policy still needs to be promoted, says Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, who is undoubtedly the best placed to carry it out.
Besides being the only G5 Islamic Republic – the other four countries have secular constitutions -, Mauritania waged a victorious struggle against radical Islam a few years ago, where military operations against terrorists were supported by a dialogue initiated with the Salafist world.