Key speakers at the conference, including Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, tackled the current security challenges facing Arab societies, topped by the phenomenon of terrorism, spread of arms, human trade, drugs abuse, electronic crimes etc which threaten the security, safety, tranquility, and stability of Arab people.
The Council approved the report of the Riyadh-based Naif Arab University for Security Sciences 2014, lauding the performance of the University under the auspices of Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdul-Aziz, Chairman of the Higher Council of the University.
The meeting was also briefed on the implementation of all member states of the Council’s previous resolutions as part of the Arab Security Strategy, the Anti-terrorism strategy, the Arab Strategy to combat illegal use of drugs, the Arab Strategy for Traffic Safety and the Arab Strategy for civil protection and civil defense.
The Council reiterated its strong denunciation of all kinds of terrorism and brutal acts being committed by terrorism organizations, including acts targeting minorities, stealing of antiquities and demolishing of the civilizations heritage.
The meeting also condemned the language of violence, extremism and sectarian mobilization and confirmed the moderation of Islam, distancing itself from extremism and violence and calling for uniting the Arab and Islamic nation and lashed out at those blaspheming prophets and divine sanctities.
The Council announced its determination to continue efforts aiming at combating terrorism and organized crimes in all their forms within an effective partnership among all segments of the society and urged the member states to exert more efforts to fight drug trading, psychotropic substances and trafficking which, all, are considered sources of financing terrorist acts.
The Council also called for consolidating the principle of ransom paying and support for terrorism as crimes.
The Council urged the member states to work for improving individual living conditions to evade being dragged by crime masterminds and terrorist leaders.
The statement also called for enacting laws criminalizing joining the terrorism groups and combating information technology crimes.
The media role to combat the phenomenon was also highlighted. The Council also called on the New-York Center for Combating Terrorism to organize an international forum to study the phenomenon and suggest the appropriate proposals to face it.
During the opening session, Prince Naif Prize for Arab Security and Prince Naif Medal for Arab Security were launched, a title established by the Council to commemorate the role of late Prince Naif bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in Arab security work.