Saudi king calls for joint global anti-terror efforts

While denouncing the brutal crime, he said that Saudi Arabia will stand by France in confronting ‘all forms of terrorism’

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Monday held a telephone conversation with French President Francios Hollande during which he offered condolences over the recent horrific attack in the French city of Nice.

The King underscored the importance of unifying global efforts to confront and stamp out the scourge of terror, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

While denouncing the brutal crime, the King said that Saudi Arabia will stand by the Republic of France and the world community in confronting all forms and manifestations of terrorism.

On his part, President Hollande thanked King Salman for his noble feelings, reaffirming the appreciation of his country for the efforts being exerted by the Kingdom in combating terrorism that targeted a number of cities in the Kingdom.

He also highlighted the close cooperation between the two countries in this domain.

This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on July 19, 2016.

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