Saudi Arabia Calls for Greater Regional Cooperation
February 24, 2015
(WASHINGTON, DC) - On behalf of Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Prince Dr. Torki bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Multilateral Relations, led the Saudi delegation to the ministerial conference on regional security yesterday at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo. The growing terrorism threat, challenges facing Arab national security and nuclear non-proliferation were discussed during the meeting.
Speaking at the opening of the conference, Prince Torki warned that the Arab region is witnessing unprecedented dangers and threats which has led to the loss of security and stability in a number of countries and threatens others in the region.
Prince Torki refuted the claim made by terrorists belonging to Islam or planning to enforce Sharia [Islamic] law, citing their flagrant violations of human rights in the name of Islam.
While outlining Saudi Arabia’s counterterrorism efforts, Prince Torki said the Kingdom has joined all international and regional agreements and treaties seeking to fight terrorism and dry up sources of financing.
He said that Iran has the right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes under complete UN supervision and in line with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Prince Torki concluded that Arab countries should aim for constructive cooperation in the political, economic and security fields, as per the Arab League charter and other bilateral cooperation agreements between Arab countries.