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Details of Paris agreement against Boko Haram

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 The Heads of State of Benin, Cameroon, Chad, France, Niger and Nigeria, as well as representatives of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, participated on 17 May 2014 in a Summit in Paris dedicated to security in Nigeria. This Summit has helped intensify regional and international mobilisation to combat the terrorism of the Boko Haram group. Regional cooperation Nigeria and its neighbours will build analysis and response capabilities that will contribute to enhancing the security of all populations and the rule of law in the areas affected by Boko Haram's terrorist acts. To combat the Boko Haram threat, which has recently manifested itself through several murderous attacks and the abduction of more than 270 school girls, Nigeria and its neighbours have decided to immediately: 1. On a bilateral basis Implement coordinated patrols with the aim of combating Boko Haram and locating the missing school girls Establish a system to pool intelligence in order to support this operation Establish mechanisms for information exchange on trafficking of weapons and bolster measures to secure weapons stockpiles Establish mechanisms for border surveillance 2. On a multilateral basis Establish an intelligence pooling unit Create a dedicated team to identify means of implementation and draw up, during a second phase, a regional counter-terrorism strategy in the framework of the Lake Chad Basin Commission. Efforts at international level The participants commit to accelerating the implementation of international sanctions against Boko Haram, Ansaru and their main leaders, within the United Nations framework as a priority. Mobilization to support marginalised areas and their fragile populations, and particularly women exposed to violence The P3 and the EU pledge to mobilize donors in support of programmes fostering the socio-economic development of the regions concerned, with particular emphasis on gender equality, the rights of women and girls and in particular their right to education, increasing women's participation in all decision-making processes, and supporting victims of sexual violence, including through legal assistance, medical care and psychosocial support. The EU will dedicate a certain number of its programmes to these aspects and will strengthen its efforts to combat radicalization. The participants agreed that the United Kingdom would host a follow-up meeting next month at Ministerial level to review progress on this action plan.