Prince Saud Al-Faisal condemns terrorism during meetings with Indian officials

December 26, 2008

Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal called for the formation of a special task force for combating terrorism under the umbrella of the United Nations during a meeting with Indian officials today.


Prince Saud al-Faisal met in New Delhi with Indian National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan, Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs E. Ahmad, and Vice President Mohammad Hamed Ansari.

He conveyed to the Indian people Saudi Arabia’s condemnation of the terrorist attacks that took place in Mumbai recently.

At a joint press conference with the Indian Foreign Minister, the Saudi Foreign Minister noted that terrorism aims at instigating conflicts between countries. "We should work together to counter this dangerous international phenomenon, forbid it from achieving its objectives and uproot it," he said.

Prince Saud presented Indian officials with a copy of the recommendations of the International Counter Terrorism Conference, which was held in Riyadh in February 2005, including a proposal by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to establish an international center to combat terrorism.