Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told the Arab-Islamic-US summit in Riyadh on Sunday that there are four elements to deal with terrorism – facing terrorist groups without prejudice, confronting all dimensions of the terrorism phenomenon, eradicating terrorist groups’ ability to recruit new fighters and settling the Palestinian cause based on a fair, final and comprehensive solution. Al-Sisi told that this summit had a symbolical importance, to show the unity of Islamic World in front of terrorist threat. Sisi praised US President Donald Trump’s vision and decisive policies in facing terrorism. “I have no doubt that the US contribution will bring about the qualitative change needed in the fight against terrorism” told Egypt President.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on Wednesday the EU-Gulf Cooperation Council Forum on the achievements of EU integration will be held in Riyadh, that will begin with a welcome address by the GCC assistant secretary-general for political negotiations, followed by speeches from ambassadors of countries that founded EU. Moreover EU ambassador D’urso will address the gathering. He also said that GCC member countries are ideal partners for EU members for their stability and economic viability and added that EU is interested in the affairs of neighboring countries such as Syria,Yemen,Iraq and Lybia. In this occasion the Saudi envoy said reforms to diversify the economy and improve education will have a positive effect on the countries of the region.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday that Iraq will continue to hit Islamic State targets in Syria, as well as in neighboring countries if they give their approval. “I respect the sovereignty of states, and I have secured the approval of Syria to strike positions of the terrorists in the Syrian Albu Kamal because it is from these positions car bombs enter Baghdad and other Iraqi cities and we will continue to fight terrorism”, he have said in the city of Sulaimani. “I will not hesitate to strike the positions of the terrorists in the neighboring countries”, he have added.