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Kingdom signs OIC treaty on combating terrorism

Saudi Arabia today signed the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Treaty on Combating International Terrorism, the first member state to do so. The signing was carried out at OIC headquarters in Jeddah by Assistant Foreign Minister Dr. Nizar Obaid Madani. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Madani stated that this move reflects the Kingdom's commitment to the teachings of Islamic Shariah, which rejects all kinds of violence, and its determination to combat the phenomenon of terrorism in all its forms, as well as its concern to strengthen cooperation among the OIC member states. The Kingdom, he said, looks forward to an early endorsement of the treaty in order to facilitate its implementation and submission to the United Nations as an official document.