2004 News Story

Kingdom announces terrorism conference in UN address

Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Nizar Madani today delivered the Kingdom’s statement to the 59th General Assembly of the United Nations, and announced that Saudi Arabia will host in Riyadh an international conference on terrorism, scheduled for February 5 through 8, 2005, to which concerned international organizations are invited, as well as countries that have suffered or are suffering from terrorism. Its purpose, he said, is “to exchange information and experience in the field of combating terrorism; to see how we can cooperate with other countries in the fight against this universal threat …… Saudi Arabia welcomes the participation of all those invited, and hopes that the outcome of the conference in terms of deliberations and recommendations will constitute an important addition and a great support to international efforts in eradicating the roots and causes of this dangerous phenomenon.”

[Full text of UN speech]


[Overview of arrangements for conference]