Europe's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has called for a broad alliance that includes Muslim nations in order to step up the fight against terror. Mogherini stated that there must be more collaboration between Europe and Muslim countries, as well as more collaboration within the European Union itself moving forward. The summit was held off the back of the terror attacks that killed 17 people in Paris and anti-terrorism raids held in Belgium.

Arab League Secretary General Nail al-Arabi is attending the talks with the 28 EU foreign ministers in a bid to increase dialogue between the EU and Arab countries. Mogherini highlighted that "we need to strengthen our way of co-operating together first of all with Arab countries and then internally. We need to share information more, we need to co-operate more." UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond was quick to support her in her quest and issued a cry of support for Muslim countries by stressing that they have "suffered the greatest burden of terrorism".

One of the main topics on the agenda is the concern about the number of radicalised Europeans that have gone to fight with ISIS in Iraq and Syria. US officials have confirmed that the Secretary of State, John Kerry, will be in attendance for the talks being held in London about the Islamic State group. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday.