Arab Parliament vows to support Arab cause

The Arab Parliament not only condemns terrorist acts but also seeks strategies, means and procedures to fight terrorism. (SPA)
Updated 10 December 2018
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Arab Parliament vows to support Arab cause

  • The Arab Parliament not only condemns terrorist acts but also seeks strategies, means and procedures to fight terrorism

JEDDAH: Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, speaker of the Arab Parliament, expressed his resolve to continue making efforts to support Arab causes particularly the Palestinian issue.
Following his election as the speaker of the Arab Parliament for a second term, he said the Palestinian issue is our top priority. He said a special committee was formed to devise a strategy to address a number of issues including the status of Jerusalem, Israeli barriers and repeated violence against the Palestinians.
Al-Salami said terrorism is also an issue facing the Arab world. He pledged to fight terrorism in all its forms and ensure the safety of the Arab world.
The Arab Parliament not only condemns terrorist acts but also seeks strategies, means and procedures to fight terrorism.
Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday.
His election is a seen as recognition of Saudi Arabia’s role in serving Arab issues. He is also a member of the Saudi Shoura Council.
Al-Salami has been a member of the Arab Parliament since 2013, and a member of the Saudi Shoura Council since 2009. He started his academic career as a lecturer in the Department of Islamic Studies at King Abdul Aziz University in 1997.


Saudi Arabia’s Adel Al-Jubeir: ‘Terrorism has no religion or race’

Updated 30 min 12 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia’s Adel Al-Jubeir: ‘Terrorism has no religion or race’

  • Al-Jubeir says world stands united in solidarity with Muslims
  • Praised NZ's prime minister, government and people for the response to attack

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said on Monday that the world stands united in solidarity with Muslims after the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand last week, which killed 50 people.

Taking to Twitter, Al-Jubeir also said that the incident proved that terrorism had "no religion or race."

He added: "New Zealand is a safe, peaceful and open country for all, and what the prime minister, the government and the people of New Zealand have done is proof of that."

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READ MORE ARAB NEWS COVERAGE OF CHRISTCHURCH ATTACKS HERE

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His statements follow condemnation of the attacks by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The king was praised for his “strong and firm” response to Friday’s terrorist attack by Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Dr. Al-Othaimeen said: “The words of King Salman come as support for the OIC, its committees, institutions and administrations, to control and combat Islamophobia.”