Arab leaders confirm their unwavering determination to enhance Arab national security at the Jeddah summit

Leaders and leaders of Arab countries affirmed their unwavering determination to strengthen Arab national security, combat terrorist organizations, defend the independence of Arab countries, protect their national sovereignty, and defend the unity of their national soil and territorial integrity against any aggression.
This came in a resolution entitled (Maintaining Arab National Security, Combating Terrorism, and Developing the Arab System for Combating Terrorism), at the conclusion of the 32nd Ordinary Arab Summit, which was hosted by Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The leaders stressed the inalienable right of member states to repel any attack on their societies, citizens, or state institutions and government agencies, as well as their right to take all measures and use all means to prevent them from being exposed to any threats and attacks that pose a threat to their security and the safety of their societies, in accordance with the Charter of the League of Arab States and the Charter of the Arab League. The United Nations and the rules of international law.
The Arab leaders expressed their firm condemnation of all forms of terrorism and its various forms, practices and manifestations, and their firm rejection of any tendency to link terrorism to any religion, civilization or nation. Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
He called on Arab leaders to intensify efforts and strengthen coordination with the international community and its international and regional organizations in confronting terrorism, especially in the areas of drying up the sources of terrorist financing, the phenomenon of foreign terrorists traveling, working to limit their movement between countries, finding safe havens for them, and taking the necessary legal measures that prevent them from Terrorists’ use of information and communication technology, and condemning all forms of criminal operations launched by terrorist organizations in Arab countries.
The Arab League Council at the summit level denounced all the activities carried out by these extremist organizations, which raise religious, sectarian, sectarian or ethnic slogans and work to incite sedition, violence and terrorism, and emphasize the tolerant human values ​​of the Islamic faith that preserves human dignity and rejects discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity. colour, language, gender or belief.
The Council considered the fight against terrorism a basic human right due to the devastating effects of terrorism on the ability of citizens to enjoy political, economic and social rights. of the General Assembly of Arab Nations.
The Council urged the Arab countries that have not ratified the Arab Convention on Combating Terrorism, the Arab Convention on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism, and the Arab Convention on Combating Information Technology Crimes to ratify them, and to deposit the ratification documents with the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States.
The Council called on Arab countries that have not ratified international conventions and protocols related to combating terrorism to consider completing ratification procedures, in line with their national legal systems.
Arab leaders also urged member states to strengthen their cooperation within the framework of the Arab Convention on Combating Information Technology Crimes, in order to work collectively to deny terrorist organizations the use of technology and social media to spread their propaganda that promotes hatred and sedition.
The Arab leaders stressed the importance of continuing to update the database of foreign terrorist fighters, and the unified Arab list of terrorist organizations and entities (the black list of perpetrators, managers, and financiers of terrorist acts, and calling on Arab countries to provide it with the required data).
The Arab leaders also called on the member states to enact legislation and laws and to take procedures and measures to criminalize extremist and takfiri thought. For its danger in feeding terrorism and provoking sectarian strife, and requesting the General Secretariat to strengthen coordination with the concerned Arab authorities to combat terrorism and to continue its cooperation with relevant regional and international organizations.
They urged Arab countries to criminalize travel to join terrorist organizations that exist outside national borders and to participate in hostilities, and to develop appropriate national legislation to prosecute them, and to consider forging identity and travel documents and using them to move to conflict areas as an aggravating circumstance in national laws.
He also called on the leaders of Arab countries to refrain from providing any form of explicit or implicit support to entities or persons involved in terrorist acts, and to reject all forms of extortion by terrorist groups, such as threats, killing of hostages, or requests for ransom.
They stressed the importance of continuing to coordinate Arab positions in international regional organizations and conferences in which Arab countries participate in combating terrorism, and continuing to support the existing cooperation between the League of Arab States, regional and international organizations and specialized agencies concerned with combating terrorism.
They pointed out the importance of concerted efforts by the international community to reach a comprehensive agreement on international terrorism, in order for it to be an effective tool to combat terrorism.
They highlighted the importance of supporting the existing cooperation between the two systems of the League of Arab States and the United Nations and the implementation of joint programs in legal and judicial cooperation in the field of combating terrorism, according to the outcomes of the periodic meeting between the two systems.
The Arab leaders welcomed the results of the meeting of senior officials between the League of Arab States and the European External Action Authority, which was held via video conference technology on 11/30/2022, within the framework of joint cooperation between the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States and the European External Action Authority in the field of legal and judicial cooperation. in the fight against terrorism.
They also welcomed the results of the sixth meeting of the Steering Committee and Follow-up of the Regional Program for Arab Countries to Prevent and Combat Crime, Terrorism and Health Threats and to Strengthen Criminal Justice Systems, in line with international human rights standards (2016-2022), during the period from 13 to 15 December 2022 in Cairo.
The Arab leaders also welcomed the Arab Republic of Egypt’s assumption of the co-chairmanship of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum during the twenty-first meeting of the Coordinating Committee of the Forum, which was held in Cairo on 4/5/2023, and the invitation of the General Secretariat to discuss ways of cooperation with the Forum and benefit from its experiences and outputs to enhance joint Arab action to combat terrorism. .
They also welcomed the signing of the regional framework for action for the Arab countries for the period (2023-2038) between the League of Arab States and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
The Arab summit called on member states to enhance cooperation with international organizations and agencies. To take advantage of available technical assistance programs to build national capabilities to confront the threat of terrorists acquiring weapons of mass destruction and their components and to enhance the security of airports, ports and borders.
The Arab leaders also called on member states to provide the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States with comprehensive reports on the national initiatives it is taking to confront terrorism, including the results of the conferences and seminars it organizes on combating terrorism and extremist organizations, and to continue providing the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States with available information. Pictures, documentaries, and publications highlighting the tragedies and pains of the victims of terrorist acts, to be shown during the activities of the Arab Day to raise awareness of the pain and tragedies of the victims of terrorist acts in the Arab region, and to call on Arab countries and joint Arab action institutions to revive this day and to provide the General Secretariat with the initiatives it undertakes in this regard.