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Tackling extremism: Leader welcomes consideration of further collaboration

Andrew RT Davies AM

The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives has welcomed confirmation that the Welsh Government will consider a multi-agency summit – along with cross-party talks in the Assembly - as part of efforts to tackle extremism in Wales.

Andrew RT Davies has today called for further collaborative talks and collective action following recent clear concerns over homegrown extremism.

Following his urgent question to the communities minister in the Senedd, Mr Davies received confirmation that further collaborative talks would be considered.

He said:

“I wholeheartedly welcome the minister’s commitment and look forward to the Assembly working together – with all Welsh communities – to end the radicalisation of young Muslims in Wales.

“Further collaborative talks with all necessary agencies and organisations have the potential to strengthen education strategies and build on community engagement.

“Homegrown extremism is a hugely complicated problem – but I believe, by working together, we can prevent radicalisation gaining a foothold in our society – both within the Welsh capital, and across Wales as a whole.

“Recent developments are a matter for significant concern – but they also present a clear opportunity for Wales – and Cardiff in particular - to set a hugely positive example in dealing with a very real and significant problem.

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