Global counter-terrorism conference opens in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia hosts on Saturday an international counter-terrorism conference alongside the United Nations in a bid to examine ways to combat terrorism.

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Turki Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Multilateral Relations, opened the conference Saturday morning, which aims to promote and encourage participants to take part in the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) project.

The Riyadh conference hosts representatives from the 21 member states of the UNCCT Advisory Board, in addition to other participants from the U.N., the European Union, the Saudi government and 28 global centers active in combating terrorism.

The two-day conference will hold four sessions that aim to tackle the essential strategies to combat terrorism and measures needed to prevent it. In addition to measures needed to be taken by states to counter terrorism and strengthen the United Nation’s role in this regard.

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