British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday extremist and terrorist violence will be at the top of this year’s G8 summit agenda. The summit will be held in June in Northern Ireland. Cameron spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Citing the conflict in Mali and the recent terrorist attack in Algeria, Cameron says the fight against terrorists will be neither easy nor quick.
“I’ll put my cards on the table. I believe we are in the midst of a long struggle against murderous terrorists and a poisonous ideology that supports them. Just as we’ve successfully put pressure on al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan, so al Qaeda franchises have been growing for years in Yemen, in Somalia and across parts of North Africa -- places that have suffered hideously through hostage taking, terrorism and crime,” he said.
He outlined what he believes it will take to succeed.