Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Sunday announced the work on creation of pan-Arab anti-terrorism forces.
“We are working to move forward on the establishment of the United Arab [anti-terrorism] forces,” the King said, speaking before the Egyptian Parliament in Cairo, where he is on an official visit.
The idea of creating a pan-Arab anti-terrorism force was discussed at the Arab League Summit in 2015, but the parties were unable to agree on the principles and objectives of its formation. Following the summit, the Arab countries set up a commission, which was tasked to consider issues of the budget, as well as the legal status of the pan-Arab forces to combat terrorism.
During this 5-day visit, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt witnessed at Abdeen Presidential Palace the signing ceremony of 21 investment agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries in a number of areas, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stressed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab Republic of Egypt have a historical opportunity to achieve tremendous economic strides through cooperation between them.
He pointed out that close cooperation between the two countries is the start for Arab and Islamic world to achieve balance after years of imbalance and for the adoption of a collective and strategic action after years of dispersion.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt decorated King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with Collar of the Nile, the highest honor in Egypt, in recognition of his great humanitarian efforts.