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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appears with Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Abdul Razak in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on Feb. 27. (Edgar Su/Reuters)

Riyadh – Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Abdul Razak has stressed the importance of holding the Arab Islamic American Summit in this timing, describing it as a historic summit that would come out with a new map for cooperating and achieving peace.

Abdul Razak commended efforts of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to serve Islamic causes, adding that the latest visit of King Salman to Malaysia reinforced the cooperation especially on the economic level – Aramco invested USD7 billion in an oil refinery project with Petronas – Malaysian oil and gas company.

He pointed out that his country’s ties with Saudi Arabia are one of the reasons that push Malaysia to fully back this summit and agree with its purposes to increase forgiveness and coexistence as well as to reinforce security and stability.

He also emphasized that Arab states must join efforts and introduce religion tolerance, adding that the Malaysian government reinforces the concept of moderation.

Malaysian Prime Minister affirmed that the terrorism phenomenon is not linked to Islam and most terrorists say that they were deceived by false preachers. He continued that there should be no doubts that terrorists’ threat of Islam is still in its highest level.

Abdul Razak noted that Malaysia suffered the first attempted terrorist attack last year and deterred other operations.

Malaysian Prime Minister concluded that fighting terrorist ISIS is a major point on today’s agenda and Malaysia with US President Donald Trump are both committed to eradicate terrorism.

He also called on Islamic states to face terrorism in a quick and decisive manner.