King Salman: World must fight the evil of terror


Antalya - 17 Nov 2015

King Salman’s address at the G20 summit discussed the urgency to rid the world of the evil of terrorism.

Leading the Saudi delegation to the summit, King Salman urged the international community to increase its efforts against terrorism that threatens “world peace and security,” adding that “the war on terrorism is the responsibility of the entire international community.”

The King proposed the establishment of “International Centre for the Fight against Terrorism under the UN” that aims to be an international intelligence hub for the exchange of information and research on terrorism. Saudi Arabia has already donated $110 million to the center, and called for other nations to contribute and support the center.

King Salman also touched on the recent attacks in Paris in which 129 people were killed .and 350 injured

“As we offer our condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of France, we strongly denounce and condemn these heinous criminal acts that are not sanctioned by any religion and of which Islam is completely innocent,” the King said.

“We have a favorable opportunity for cooperation and mobilization of initiatives to find solutions to the pressing challenges of terrorism and the problem of refugees as well as the promotion of confidence in the global economy and its growth and sustainability. We are confident that through our cooperation we can achieve this.”

King Salman also raised the Syrian crisis, stating that “the international community must work to find an urgent solution.”

He said, “It is certain 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.

“The suffering of this people is exacerbated by the inaction of the international community to find a solution.”

“With regard to the problem of Syrian refugees, it is obvious for everyone that it is the product of a regional and international problem, the Syrian crisis. We appreciate the international efforts, especially the efforts of neighboring countries and other countries in alleviating the suffering and pain of Syrian immigrants.