The White House has convened a summit in February to discuss the measures required to be taken by the US government and other nations to counter violent extremism as well as domestic radicalization, according to the Obama administration statement on Sunday.
The summit has been scheduled for February 18.
In a written statement, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that the meeting mainly aims at highlighting the efforts both at home and abroad that would help in checking extremists from “radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals”.
The summit will also elaborate upon how the local communities can conduct their own programs, involving professionals from the fields of education, law enforcement, medical and religious leaders.
According to the White House briefing, the summit will draw the participants from both the United States and other allied nations.
More details are expected to be announced in the upcoming weeks.
The White House event comes at a time when the concern is escalating among the western countries about the people, including citizens or residents, who are carrying out the terror attacks inspired by Islamic State, al Qaeda and other radical and extremist groups.
Last week, a group of gunmen carried a fatal terror attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, claiming lives of a dozen of people. According to the reports, the attack was conducted in an apparent retaliation for the publication’s long history of lampooning Islam and the Prophet.