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Arab Parliaments Approve Counter-terrorism Document

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Speakers of Arab parliaments approved Saturday in Cairo a counter-terrorism document.
Arab Parliaments Approve Counter-terrorism Document
11 February 2018

The document, to be submitted to the upcoming Arab summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, called for uniting Arab efforts to eliminate terrorism.

The text, released at the end of the 3rd Arab Parliament Conference, underlines the need for joint measures in order to curb terror financing and cut financial and military supplies to terrorists.

Speakers of Arab parliaments also called for promoting tolerance and constructive dialogue between the different religions and cultures.

The document strongly condemns all forms of terrorist acts “regardless of their perpetrators and motives” and calls for the setting up of Centres dedicated to the fight against extremist ideologies and to the promotion of the values of tolerance and cohabitation.

The document assigned the Arab League to set up a coordination council to counter extremist ideologies and hatred, with a data-base centre aimed at promoting coordination and cooperation between Arab states. 

Regarding the city of Al-Quds, speakers of Arab Parliaments expressed their strong rejection of the decision of the US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the US embassy to this city.

They also warned against the implications of this decision which does not comply with relevant United Nations resolutions and international law.

Morocco was represented at the meeting by MPs Ouafae Bakkali, Driss Oukemni, Abdelatif Ben Yakoub and Nabil Andaloussi.

Last modified : 11 February 2018

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