The following is the Jeddah Communiqué from the ministers representing states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the United States:
The ministers representing states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the United States declared their shared commitment to stand united against the threat posed by all terrorism, including the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), to the region and the world.
The participants hailed the formation of the new, inclusive Iraqi Government and expressed their support for the immediate steps it has pledged to take to advance the interests of all Iraq's citizens, regardless of religion, sect or ethnicity.
The participants resolved to strengthen their support for the new Iraqi Government in its efforts to unite all Iraqis in combating ISIS and discussed a strategy to destroy ISIS wherever it is, including in both Iraq and Syria.
The participants confirmed their commitment to implement UN Security Council Resolution 2170, and noted the Arab League Resolution 7804 of September 7, 2014, as well as the discussion of ISIS at NATO Summit in Wales. The Ministers affirmed their strong commitment to continue the effort to eliminate terrorism.
The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive strategy against ISIS, including: stopping the flow of foreign fighters through neighboring countries, countering financing of ISIS and other extremist groups, repudiating the ideologies of hate adopted by those terrorist groups, holding perpetrators of those hideousness’s accountable, ending their impunity trials and bringing them to justice, contributing to humanitarian relief efforts, assisting with the reconstruction and rehabilitation of communities brutalized by ISIS, supporting states that face the most acute ISIS threat, and, as appropriate, joining in the many aspects of coordinated military campaign against ISIS.
Participants emphasized that the role played by regional states is central to this effort.