Al-Mu'allami: Saudi Arabia has doubled its efforts to counter extremism
Wednesday 02 August 2017
Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah Al-Maalami, affirmed that the Kingdom "unreservedly condemns terrorist acts, whatever their justification or victims, and condemns all countries, groups and individuals that practice terrorism, condone or help finance it." Limited to the security aspects, but exceeded to counter extremist ideology”.
"I would like to thank you for convening this meeting and I thank the Secretary-General for his keen interest in strengthening the capabilities of the United Nations," he said in a statement to the General Assembly yesterday during the Secretary-General’s report on the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. And its contribution to assisting Member States in implementing the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy through its four pillars in a balanced and comprehensive manner, as well as the participation of Member States in ongoing consultations, the result of which was the establishment of the Counter-Terrorism Bureau."
"On this occasion, I would like to welcome the head of the Counter-Terrorism Bureau, Ambassador Vladimir Vornikov, and wish him success in his new work, seeking to enhance cooperation and coordination between the concerned United Nations and its partners in all counter-terrorism activities, United Nations Center for Counter-Terrorism and to take priority to capacity-building efforts and to increase the number of donor partners in the Center."
"The organization of counter-terrorism activities in the United Nations and the consolidation of efforts are of common interest," he said. "This should be reflected positively on the United Nations system and the partners that the United Nations is seeking to cooperate with in this area." "Combating terrorism is a joint international responsibility that requires sustained and sustained efforts through collective action, coordination and cooperation between countries and relevant centers to combat terrorism and its consequences, and to develop programs and projects that are considered to be implemented within the framework of the common objectives and four pillars of the global strategy. Security challenges related to counter-terrorism."
"The war on terror is long-term and is not limited to security," he said. "Its intellectual side is important and articulated if the efforts to combat terrorism are to succeed and to dry its sources." "From this perspective, Saudi Arabia has made a concerted effort not only on the security aspects, but also in overcoming the violent extremist ideology, including the establishment of the center of moderation and the previous efforts that have won international acclaim. Extremism at the centers of advice, and at the heart of these efforts the need to work to address the root causes of terrorism, the most important occupation and marginalization and exclusion and the dissemination of sectarian thought, which requires joint international action and coordination and concerted efforts to achieve the best results desired”.