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The Speech of H.H the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah At The Opening of the American Islamic Summit, which Brought Together Their Majesties, Highnesses, and the Leaders of Arab and Islamic Countries with H.E Donald Trump, President of the United States of America on Sunday May 21st,2017 – Riyadh

 

In The Name of Allah the Merciful the Compassionate

 

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia,,,
President Donald Trump, President of the United States of America,,,
Your Majesties, Highnesses,,,
Your Excellences,,,

Al Salam Alaikom Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuh,,,

I would like to express our great pleasure for holding the first American Islamic summit on the land of the Two Holy Mosques. We extend our deepest appreciation to His Excellency Donald Trump for his keenness to hold this summit in these delicate circumstances to deliver a clear massage about the importance of American Islamic cooperation to face the challenges in the region, and to express to the whole world the importance and the role of the Islamic countries.

This Summit affirms to the world that the Islamic countries are keen to cooperate with friendly and allied countries to confront the growing phenomenon of terrorism. It also represents a response to the accusations against Islamic countries by claiming sponsorship and concealment of terrorism, thus giving the honorable image of Islam that rejects extremism, and calls for tolerance with all religions.

Your Majesties, Highnesses, and Excellences,

This summit, as the first of its kind ... we believe that it represents an opportunity for the Islamic countries to cooperate and coordinate with the United States to chart a road map ... for the future of their joint efforts in countering the abhorrent phenomenon of terrorism and all manifestations of violence and extremism, to achieve together the positive results for our joint action to defeat and confront terrorism which calls for reflection and nurturing of our new approach. Let this summit be a regular mechanism between us through which we establish constructive joint efforts to meet the challenges.

Your Majesties, Highnesses, and Excellences,

In the GCC countries, we have undertaken numerous actions and initiatives at the regional and international levels to contribute to efforts to discourage extremism and promote a spirit of tolerance in the world.
The opening of the Global Center for the Fight against Extremist Ideology in Saudi Arabia is an affirmation of our commitment to this approach.
It is gratifying that the opening coincides with the first American Islamic Summit in Riyadh, thus sending a clear message to all skeptics and extremists around the world that we will not hesitate to continue to combat their extremist ideology and their anomalous approaches.

Your Majesties, Highnesses, and Excellences,

We look forward with hope and optimism to our summit, to achieve through our cooperation and understanding of the dimensions of our issues an approach to address the concerns and problems of the region, first and foremost the peace process in the Middle East, the situation in Syria and Iraq, as well as Yemen and Libya. We look forward to it, which is the basis for all efforts aimed at eradicating extremist thought and the abominable terrorist act.

In Conclusion,

I reiterate my thanks and appreciation to all of you, and wish the historic work of our Summit all the best.

Wa Al Salam Alaikom Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuh ,,,

 

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