King Salman calls on international community to redouble efforts to eradicate terrorism

 16 Nov 2015 - 9:07

King Salman calls on international community to redouble efforts to eradicate terrorism
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz during a luncheon ahead of the G20 summit in Belek in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey, November 14, 2015. Reuters


Antalya: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eradicate this dangerous scourge of terrorism and to rid the world of its evils that threaten world peace and security and hinder efforts in promoting global economic growth and sustainability.
This came in the speech of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delivered during the working dinner meeting of the leaders and heads of delegations participating in the summit of the Group of Twenty countries, which was held on Sunday evening in the Turkish city Antalya. 
The war on terrorism is the responsibility of the entire international community and it is a global disease that has neither nationality nor religion, as well as its funding, must be fought and international cooperation must be strengthened in this regard, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted King Salman as saying.
The Kingdom has suffered from terrorism and it has been keen to fight it rigorously and decisively, and to address its intellectual perceptions especially those that take from the teachings of Islam a justification for them, he said, adding, Islam is innocent of them and it is no secret for all those who are fair that moderation and tolerance are the path of Islam.
"Our region suffers from many crises, notably the Palestinian cause, which the international community should continue its efforts to achieve a comprehensive and just peace that ensures the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, including the establishment of an independent state with Al-Quds as its capital," the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques said. 
The international community must take a firm stance towards the repeated Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and the Israeli violation of the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, he added.
As for the Syrian crisis, that led to destruction, killing and displacement of the brotherly Syrian people, he called on the international community must work to find an urgent solution to it in accordance with the decisions of the Geneva (1).
With regard to the problem of Syrian refugees, King Salman underlined that it is obvious for everyone that it is the product of a regional and international problem, the Syrian crisis, appreciating the international efforts, especially the efforts of neighboring countries and other countries in alleviating the suffering and pain of Syrian immigrants.
He emphasised that addressing the problem radically requires finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis and standing by the Syrian people's right to live in dignity in their homeland, adding that he suffering of this people is exacerbated by the inaction of the international community to find a solution.
With regard to the situation in Yemen, the Kingdom and the Coalition countries are keen to find a political solution in accordance with Security Council Resolution (2216) and they are also keen to provide all aid and humanitarian relief to the brotherly Yemeni people.