2005 News Story

Arab-South American summit ends with Brasilia Declaration

The summit of Arab and South American countries today concluded its two-day meetings in Brazil’s capital city, and issued the ‘Brasilia Declaration’. This declaration supports the proposal made by Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for the establishment of an international counter-terrorism center, taking note of the recommendations adopted by the Counter-Terrorism International Conference hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on February 5 to 8, 2005 as representing a comprehensive approach to counter the phenomenon of terrorism. The declaration also calls for an international conference to be held under the auspices of the United Nations in order to study the matter and to issue a definition of terrorism.