RIYADH, 12th May, 2016 (WAM) – The Federal National Council (FNC) represented by a delegation of the parliamentary division attended today the Forum on “Terrorism and Terrorist Organisations: Danger and Confrontation,” organised by the Saudi Shura Council.

The FNC’s parliamentary division included Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi and Khalid bin Zayed Al Falasi, who are members of the FNC.

The Speaker of Saudi Shura Council, Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Al-Sheikh, opened the forum in the presence of several members of the Shura councils, national councils and assemblies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States, and a number of experts and researchers in the field of combating terrorism.

The forum started with a speech by the Secretary-General of the Shura Council and Chairman of the Organising Committee, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Amr, in which he praised the legislative efforts being exerted by GCC legislatures to counter the threat of terrorism and terrorist organisations. He said, “This imminent danger preoccupies the GCC Councils.”

The Speaker of the Saudi Shura Council said that the GCC states have been targeted by the terrorist organisations. He added, “Terrorism has taken serious dimensions in terms of expansion, proliferation and persistence of extremism and violence. Hence, it has become the focus of attention of politicians, governments and peoples.”