2001 News Story

Foreign Minister welcomes European Union delegation

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal, at a press conference on the occasion of the visit to the Kingdom of a delegation from the European Union (EU), reiterated that it is the duty of all to stand against the perpetrators of the bombings in New York and Washington. Referring to the talks he had held with the EU delegation, he remarked that there is a strong will to combat terrorism. The war against terrorism, he said, involves not just apprehending the perpetrators of this act of terror, but "rooting out the political infrastructure of terrorism that helps terrorists spread their deviant ideologies in the international community". He added that the structure of the international coalition to fight terrorism consists of many parties from different parts of the world, Muslims and Christians, Arabs and Westerns, and thus constitutes a new concept the world has never before witnessed.