US to host summit on Feb 18 to fight 'violent extremism'

AFP , Sunday 11 Jan 2015

File Photo: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder makes a statement after President Barack Obama announced Holder's resignation in the White House State Dining Room in Washington, September 25, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)

The United States will host a summit on February 18 on how to fight "violent extremism around the world" in the wake of the Paris attacks, Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday.

Speaking in the French capital, where he was to take part in a massive demonstration to pay tribute to the victims of this week's Islamist militant attacks, Holder said the meeting would take place in Washington DC and would also aim to "pool our resources."

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