OIC Stresses Saudi Arabia’s Pioneering Role in Countering Terrorism

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) reiterated Saudi Arabia’s successful role in eliminating the ideological project that feeds extremism and terrorism; setting a model for the member states of the organization and the whole world.

OIC Secretary-General Yousef bin Ahmed al-Othaimeen confirmed that the speech of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, in which he thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz was characterized by absolute transparency on all local affairs; including achievements made by the Kingdom in a short period of time.

He praised the Saudi Crown Prince’s remarks that the Kingdom has combated terrorism and extremism; by eliminating the ideological project that had taken shape in 40 years; as demonstrated by the Saudi citizens’ tolerance and rejection of extremist ideas.

Othaimeen underscored the Crown Prince’s statement that Islam criminalizes terrorist operations and prohibits bloodshed and that freedom of speech is a means of respect and tolerance, rejecting at the same time any link between Islam and terrorism.

Big achievements in short time

Saudi Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council; Walid al-Samaani praised King Salman’s speech during the opening of the first year of the eight session of the Shura Council. He also highlighted Crown Prince Mohammed’s recent remarks.

Samaani noted that Crown Prince Mohammed’s statements clearly underscore the unprecedented economic; social and political achievements made during the past years under King Salman’s leadership.

He pointed out that Vision 2030 carries the hopes and aspirations of the Saudi people and allows the Kingdom to achieve comprehensive development in all sectors; with its pioneering role in sustainable development, economic and security reforms, and combating extremism and corruption.

The minister stressed that during a short time; the judiciary had managed to make unprecedented achievements, such as digital transformation to better serve users, the improvement of services; the institutionalization of judicial work and the development of its legislation.

He also noted that the system was able to raise the level of efficiency of judicial services; and restructure procedures based on the highest standards of transparency and control that ensure accurate performance and work development.