Riyadh Declaration: Arab-Islamic-American Summit Succeeds in Building Close Partnership to Confront Extremism, Terrorism, Fostering Regionally, Int'l Peace, Stability, Development

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Riyadh, Sha'ban 25, 1438, May 21, 2017, SPA -- Riyadh Declaration (the final communiqué of the Arab-Islamic-American leaders' summit) held here today, reflected convenience at the frank and fruitful dialogue atmosphere that prevailed, during the summit, hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the presence of as many as 55 leaders and representatives of Arab, Islamic countries and the US, in addition to the outcomes reached upon conformity of points of view and opinions and the move forward, in regard of various current regional as well as international issues, asserting that the summit constitutes a historical turning point, in the relationship between the Arab-Islamic world and the US, as it shall furnish wider prospects for the future.
According to a statement, released here today following the conclusion of the summit, the Riyadh Declaration reads as follows:
"In line with the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, leaders and representatives of as many as 55 Arab and Islamic countries, in addition to the United States of America held a summit in Riyadh.
The participants expressed gratitude and appreciation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for inviting them to hold such a historical summit.
They also valued the similarly historical visit made by the US President to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, participating in the summit and his endeavors to contribute to the good of region and its peoples' interests.
The leaders expressed relaxation at the atmosphere of the frank and fruitful dialogue that prevailed, during the summit, outcomes reached, based on conformity in the points of view and opinions and the moving ahead before various current regional as well as international issues, stressing that this summit constitutes a historical transformation, in regard of the Arab-Islamic relationship with the United States of America, as it would open the way for wider prospects for their mutual future ties.
First: The close partnership between the leaders of Arab and Islamic countries and the US leader to confront extremism, terrorism, achieving peace, stability and development, on regional as well as international stages.
The leaders agreed upon means to enhance cooperation and measurements taken to consolidate relations and joint action and they vowed to continue close coordination between the Arab and Islamic countries, on one hand, and the US, on the other hand, towards issues of mutual interest to bolster partnership among them and to share experience, in the domain of development.
For its part, the United States of America welcomed the willingness of Arab and Islamic countries, in promoting ways of cooperation to unify opinions and stances towards various issues, topped by doubling jointly exerted efforts to combat extremism and terrorism.
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