The former head of Saudi intelligence, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, said today, Sunday, that terrorism is not the terrorism of al-Qaeda and armed groups, but rather the terrorism of all forces and militias backed by Iran in Iraq, Syria and Yemen; According to what was reported by “Sharjah TV”.
In his speech during the International Forum for Government Communication, which began in the Emirate of Sharjah, Al-Faisal stressed that this cross-border terrorism constitutes an existential threat to the concept of the national state in the region.
He stressed the need to defeat and eliminate it and to search for appropriate conditions to address its causes, because the collapse of the nation-state in the Arab world is a major reason for the spread of terrorism.
He stressed the importance of creating sound relations between the state and society and promoting development projects, noting that governments should be proactive in responding to the requirements of reform.
He added that the Arab region, with all its institutions, is weak and fragile, which allowed for the existence of a strategic vacuum that threatens the unity of countries and their social fabric, calling for strengthening joint Arab action to fix this.
He added, “The internal situation in our Arab countries is weak, and we must carry out reforms that respond to the aspirations of Arab countries away from extremism and terrorism” because it is a strategic danger that threatens Arab countries and must be confronted in order to enjoy stability.
Today, the activities of the tenth session of the International Forum for Government Communication were launched under the patronage of Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
The two-day forum, organized by the International Government Communication Center at Expo Center Sharjah in the UAE, will witness the attendance of 79 local, regional and international personalities from 11 Arab and foreign countries, including former heads of state, ministers, decision makers and government officials, as well as a group of influencers and media professionals.
In its new session, which is held under the slogan “Lessons of the Past, Aspirations for the Future,” the Forum presents a set of prominent models of communication and communication with peoples and societies in different circumstances and focuses on policy makers and those who contributed to the transfer of Arab culture to the world.