RIYADH: Saudi Deputy Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr. Tawfiq bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sudairy praised the Kingdom’s efforts in confronting extremism and terrorism at local and international levels.
During a conference of religious scholars held recently in Astana, Kazakhstan, the deputy minister said Saudi Arabia has always promoted peace and security, as it values tolerance and fraternity.
Al-Sudairy commended the role of the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (ETIDAL), and the Center for Intellectual Warfare, in this regard.
Saudi leadership has been keen to fight terrorism locally and globally.
Last week, the Saudi Ministry of Justice concluded a training program aimed at combating terrorism funding and money laundering. More than 300 judges from Saudi criminal courts took part in the program.
A recent report by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) commended the Kingdom for making drastic changes to the way it combats money laundering, terrorism funding and arms proliferation.
The Kingdom has proven its understanding of the risks it faces by its measures to address them, the report said.