Today, Thursday, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan warned of the growing role of armed groups outside the framework of the state in creating crises and threatening international peace and security.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Prince Faisal’s statements came in a speech he delivered during an informal dialogue session at the level of foreign ministers between the Arab Summit Troika and the Security Council, on the sidelines of the work of the United Nations General Assembly.
Prince Faisal, who chaired the Arab side, stated that the ease with which these groups possess advanced technological means and weapons undermines the institutions of states, noting that their influence transcends geographical borders, which constitutes a “rising threat to security and stability.”
The Saudi Foreign Minister called on the Security Council to take “serious and strict measures” against armed groups to limit their damage.
The Arab Summit Troika consists of Algeria, the former president of the summit, Saudi Arabia, the current president, and Bahrain, which will host the next summit of the Arab League.
Prince Faisal also said during the session that the Kingdom looks forward to the dialogue between the Yemeni parties contributing to the country’s transition to security and stability.
Last week, Saudi Arabia invited a delegation from Sanaa to visit the Kingdom to complete negotiations towards reaching a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen.