Saudi Arabia confirms Support to Counter Terrorism in the World

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan speaks during the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 40th Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prince Faisal bin Farhan said that his country will always back all states in their war against terrorism and extremism.

The minister took part on Friday in the virtual meeting of the coalition of G5 Sahel countries; hosted by France. It was with the participation of Burkina Faso; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; and Chad in addition to the European Union and other international partners.

“The Kingdom will spare no effort in supporting all countries in their fight against terrorism and extremism,” he also said.

The Foreign Minister stated that the Kingdom has been at the forefront of global efforts to counter terrorism and extremism; explaining that Saudi Arabia believes in the importance of adopting a comprehensive approach based on international legitimacy. This is also to protect the lives of innocent people; and preserve the sovereignty; security as well as stability of states.

He also indicated that the Kingdom contributed $110mn to establish the UNs Counter-Terrorism Center; which provides important support to UN Members States, including in the Sahel.

He also affirmed that, based on the Kingdom’s historical partnership with members of the Coalition of Sahel Countries and its beliefs in the group’s vital role in combating terrorism, is keen to provide support and technical assistance to the G5 Sahel in countering terrorism and its financing.