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Riyadh – Secretariat General of Saudi Senior Scholars Council stressed the importance of convening the Arab-Islamic-US summit to achieve the aspirations of the peoples around the world for security and peace.

The Secretariat reiterated that Islam is the religion of peace and mercy to the whole mankind.

The Council’s Secretariat General issued a statement on Wednesday stating that convening this summit in “Saudi Arabia, the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques and the heart of the Muslim world, confirms its great responsibility and shows the importance of its leadership, especially as the Kingdom has been the first of those affected by terrorism.”

In its statement, the Secretariat hoped this summit will lead to organized actions and global coordination to combat the scourge of terrorism. It added that terrorism threatened many sites around the world, and would only be eliminated with religious, political, security, intellectual, and economic system.

Speaker of the Shura Council Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Al al-Sheikh emphasized that, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Saudi Arabia looks forward to a world of security, peace, justice, stability, economic prosperity, and sustainable development.

It is required to exert efforts at regional and international levels to achieve greater understanding and cooperation in confronting the threats and dangers that threaten the entire world and enhance security and stability in the region, according to Sheikh Abdullah.

The Speaker said that by hosting the 17th consultative meeting of leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States, GCC-US Summit, and Arab-Islamic-US Summit, Saudi Arabia confirms its influential role in the Islamic world and on the international arena in promoting stability in the region.

Sheikh considered Trump’s first visit to the Kingdom a confirmation of the special strategic relations between Riyadh and Washington.