We hope Arab countries follow Saudi Arabia in fight against ‘terrorism’: FM spox
Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy - AP/Hassan Ammar
By AHMED SULTAN

CAIRO: Foreign Ministry spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty commented on the latest meeting of the Arab League Council on the CBC channel Sunday, saying Egypt hopes “Arab countries will follow the example of Saudi Arabia in the fight against ‘terrorism’ and extremist groups.”

Atty said Arab ministers of interior are scheduled to meet in Marrakesh in response to Egypt Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy’s suggestion to implement the fight against “terrorism,” adding that there was consensus in the meeting regarding “terrorism” in the region.

Saudi Arabia Minister of Foreign Affairs Saud Faisal said during Sunday’s meeting of the Arab League Council that his country condemns the “terrorism” in Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain, and has already begun launching actions and procedures.

He called upon all other Arab countries to cooperate to end “terrorism.”

Saudi Arabia designated the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Yemen, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Al-Nusra Front and Hezbollah as “terrorist” organizations on Friday, according to the Saudi Ministry of Interior.

Faisal in his speech expressed his country’s support for Egypt and congratulated the country for the results of its constitutional referendum, saying that it describes the unity and free will of the Egyptian people and the government’s dedication to completing the roadmap.

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