Foreign minister: KSA has rallied global support against terrorism

The Saudi leadership has always been at the forefront in the war on terror. (SPA)
Updated 23 September 2017
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Foreign minister: KSA has rallied global support against terrorism

JEDDAH: Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir highlighted Saudi Arabia’s international achievements on the occasion of the country’s 87th National Day.
In a statement, Al-Jubeir said the Kingdom’s policies were based on deep-rooted Islamic faith, as well as moderation, openness, dialogue and cooperation. He stressed that Saudi Arabia had worked with the international community to establish world peace, and would continue to do so.
He also explained that country’s foreign policy is based on respect for the sovereign rights of other countries and non-interference in their internal affairs, respect for international law and taking an effective role in regional and international organizations.
Al-Jubeir stressed that National Day is “an occasion which remains a source of pride for the homeland.”
Saudi Arabia, the minister said, “thanks to Allah and the directives of King Salman and the crown prince,” has not only called for concerted global efforts to solve international problems, but has also taken the initiative in several causes, from the latest developments in the ongoing issue of Palestine to rallying support against the scourge of terrorism and extremism.
In so doing, Al-Jubeir claimed, Saudi Arabia showed its determination to serve not just its national interests, but to support Arab and Islamic issues and serve international peace and security.


US highlights Saudi Arabia’s key role in global fight against terrorism

Saudi Arabia has continued to maintain a strong anti-terrorism relationship with the US. (SPA)
Updated 20 September 2018
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US highlights Saudi Arabia’s key role in global fight against terrorism

  • The US State Department pointed out that the Kingdom has achieved a high level of accuracy in its counterterrorism operations

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has praised Saudi Arabia for its efforts to combat terrorism, describing the Kingdom as an active and key member in the global coalition to defeat Daesh.
“Saudi Arabia has continued to maintain a strong anti-terrorism relationship with the United States and has supported the strengthening of bilateral cooperation between the two countries,” the State Department noted in its annual report on the global state of terrorism. It also highlighted the joint strategic vision between the two countries and a number of new initiatives to counter terrorist messages and disrupt the financing of terrorism launched last year during US president Donald-Trump’s visit to the Kingdom.
The report said Saudi Arabia has implemented systems to follow UN Security Council sanctions on groups and individuals linked to Daesh and Al Qaeda, and has expanded existing counterterrorism programs and projects to rehabilitate terrorist fighters who leave extremist groups. It has also adopted laws to counter the financing of terrorist groups.
The State Department pointed out that the Kingdom has achieved a high level of accuracy in its counterterrorism operations, and has carried out a number of arrests and disrupted active terrorist cells throughout the country.
The report referred to terrorist plans that were thwarted in the Kingdom, noting the efforts being made in legislation, law enforcement and border security, as well as the country’s positive contribution as a member of the Financial Action Task Force for the Middle East and North Africa, a regional body that imposes financial sanctions on individuals and groups that help to fund terrorism.
"The Kingdom has maintained strict control over the banking sector and tightened sanctions on the financing of terrorism," the report said.
It also pointed out that the Kingdom provided 100 million euros ($117 million) to fight terrorism in the Sahel countries in Africa, as the Kingdom is a founding member of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum.