CUSTODIAN OF THE TWO HOLY MOSQUES: GCC-US HISTORIC AGREEMENT IS EXTENSION OF COMBAT TERRORISM EFFORTS

Riyadh – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said Monday that the historic agreement signed by the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States yesterday with the United States of America to take firm measures to target the financing of terrorism by establishing a center for combating terrorism financing in Riyadh came as an extension of efforts being exerted to combat terrorism and is based on efforts existing in this regard.

Chairing the Cabinet’s session today, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques added that the announcement of the launch of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology aimed at spreading the principles of moderation, countering of tempting young people, fortifying families and societies and counteracting paltry arguments of terrorists because extremism breeds terrorism.

At the outset of the session, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques thanks and appreciation to President Donald Trump of the United States of America and leaders of Arab and Islamic countries who participated in the 17th consultative meeting of leaders of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States, the GCC-US Summit and Arab-Islamic-American Summit hosted by the Kingdom yesterday, stressing that talks and meetings held at these summits embodied the great concern and determination of all participating countries to contribute to every matter in confronting different challenges and strengthening the foundations of peace, security and stability.

He added that meetings with US President Donald Trump, reviewing historical relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in various fields, discussing the latest developments in the Middle East and the world and efforts being exerted for the stability and security of the region, signing the announcement of the joint strategic vision, exchanging of a number of trade agreements and investment opportunities between the two countries exceeding $280 billion, discussions between senior officials of the two countries, and economic forums, are considered as a turning point in relations between the two countries and will transfer these relations from the strategic dimension and partnership to the intensification of the levels of consultation, cooperation and coordination in various areas.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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