RIYADH, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- The Counter-Terrorism International Conference
kicked off here on Saturday with cooperation of United Nations
Counter-Terrorism Center (UNCCT), under patronage of Saudi Foreign Minister
Prince Saud Al-Faisal.
The UNCCT efforts has proven successful in fighting terrorism, said the
conference representative of the sponsor, Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Saud
Al-Kabeer Al-Saud, Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He stressed that states of the international community must cooperate and
exchange expertise to succeeded in realising the goal of combating this crime.
The international community has carved out a strategic plan to communicate
between international and regional centers to renounce terrorism, he said,
pointing out the continuing dangers of terrorism.
Moreover, Saudi Arabia supports international strategy to combat terrorism,
he said, calling on the international community to fight it intellectually and
to follow up on the ways of dialogue and publication of studies as well as
cooperating with civil society institutions, in this vein.
For his part, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that UN has
collaborated to battle terrorism with Saudi Arabia and the world since 2006.
The two-day conference will discuss, in four sessions, roots of terrorism,
which are extreme poverty, unfair social system, corruption, political
reasons, foreign occupations, extreme exploitation, religious extremism,
systematic abuse of human rights, discrimination and economic negligence,
culture spoliation as a result of globalizations in addition to regional
disputes that are used as a pretext to terrorism. (end)
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