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Crown Prince Sultan addresses the 60th U.N. General Assembly

  Crown Prince Sultan addressing the High-Level Plenary Meeting of the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly. [UN/DPI Photo]

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz today delivered the Kingdom’s address  before the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

In his remarks, Crown Prince Sultan underlined the great importance Saudi Arabia places on sustainable development, and noted that the Kingdom has supported development efforts in 83 countries around the world. He urged developed nations to honor their commitment to contribute 0.7 percent of their GNP to development. 

Commenting on terrorism, Crown Prince Sultan noted that it is a global threat and called for a collective effort to combat it, including the establishment of an International Counter-terrorism Center.

On U.N. reform, the Crown Prince stated Saudi Arabia’s support for reforming the world body to make it stronger and better equipped to meet the needs of the world’s populations.  He also affirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to the Middle East peace process and reaffirmed Iraq’s territorial integrity and Arab identity.

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