The United States will host foreign ministers from all member states of the international coalition battling ISIS in February, the State Department said.
The 79 ministers will meet in Washington on 6 February, the department said in a statement.
The diplomats, according to the statement, will meet “for in-depth discussions on the impending territorial defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, which is the result of four years of Coalition and our partners’ efforts, and a significant milestone towards delivering ISIS an enduring defeat.”
The ministers will ponder the next phase of the campaign in Iraq and Syria, “which will focus on protecting against a resurgence of ISIS through stabilization and security assistance. Ministers will also discuss important next steps in degrading ISIS’s global networks and affiliates outside Iraq and Syria.”
The meeting comes in a wake of a controversial move by US President Donald Trump to withdraw its troops from Syria where the war to retake the last pockets from ISIS is still underway.