Monday September 19th 2011 10 AM
In the Name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful Your Excellency President of General Assembly Your Excellency Mr Ban Ki Moon Secretary General of the United Nations Your Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen Mr. President The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes establishing the United Nations CounterTerrorism Center, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is delighted to contribute in covering the budget of the center for three years with 10 million dollars.
Establishing the United Nations CounterTerrorism Center is a culmination to the purposes of the International Conference on CounterTerrorism that was hosted in Riyadh City, the Capital of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in February 2005, the conference hosted around 60 countries as participants and guests, along with many local and international organizations; all that resulted recommendations that advocated enforcing the national and global efforts to address this phenomenon efficiently and terminate it.
The Custodian of the Two Holy mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz's suggestion to found the International CounterTerrorism Center under the aegis of United Nations had been received with a massive approval from regional, and international organizations such as Non-Aligned Movement, and Organization of Islamic Cooperation, GCC, The Arabic-Latin Summit, and The AMED, it was referred to in the United Nations' Global strategy of Counter-Terrorism.
This center is considered as the first global institution specialized in fighting terrorism as it a crucial challenge to the international community, The Kingdom is willing to support any international effort to fight such dangerous hazards.
Such support comes from The Kingdom's religion, culture, heritage and policy which denounces terrorism and prohibits it in all its forms and manifestations, whatever its purposes or nationality or ideology it belongs to.
We hope that this gathering that represents the globe contributes in defining the phenomenon of terrorism with no selectivity, duality and treats its causes uproots it, and firmly fight it to enforce the international stability and security.
Mr. Secretary General, The Kingdom of Norway, who had always been on the side of fulfilling peace and security of the globe, and values of justice and equality, was not away from these terrorist acts and suffered from it.
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia expresses its extreme condemnation of these hideous terrorist bombings that killed many innocent victims, The kingdom of Saudi Arabia presents its deep condolences and compassion to The Kingdom of Norway, Government, People, and Families of the Victims.
These bombings have proven with no doubts that there is no country in the Globe that is safe form terrorism, and it confirmed again that terrorism has no religion, society, race, also, these hideous acts do not represent in any way it appears the values, religion, principles or the society those terrorists belong to.
Islam ladies and gentlemen, is not represented by a deviant category, that took terrorism as a profession and managed to create a split between Muslims an other humane cultures, Islam is represented by more than a billion and a half Muslim around the globe, a humane culture that is existent for 14 centuries values that denounces terrorism, racism and encourage love, peace and harmony, they all adopt the principle of tolerance with other cultures, religions, and beliefs, not fighting and grappling between them.
This thought is confirmed by the Custodian of the Two Holy mosques in his Initiative to the dialogue of Religions and Cultures and it confirms and affirms such approach.
Mr. Secretary General The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had suffered along with many other countries around the globe from terrorist attacks and had dealt with it with firmly and seriously, the Kingdom is supported by the Saudi people that stood along with its leadership to fight such external phenomenon that is strange to the Saudi society and opposing its beliefs and culture.
The policy of the Kingdom had dealt with this phenomenon on all its levels and not only in regards of matters of security, it dealt with it holistically as dealing with the deviant thought behind it and cut all ways of funding.
All what the kingdom had accomplished in regards of Counter-Terrorism along with other countries in this matter nationally is still in need of regional and international efforts that work along in deconstructing the networks and cells, this could be established through executing provisions of the international laws and decisions that are relevant to prohibiting the terrorist acts, funding them, encouraging the, and participate in them and protect their doers, it also stresses the importance of the credence of stating approaches that are well-prepared in such matter.
We are hopeful that this center would contribute to fulfill these desires and strengthen the role of the UN in Counter-Terrorism and work along with the committees of the UN of Counter-Terrorism and increase its efficiency and coordinate with them.