Saudi Arabia will remain supportive of international peace
efforts to confront global challenges and ensure that the ambitions
of future generations are realized, Saudi Minister of Foreign
Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in his speech at the United
reports citing Al Arabiya.
In his address at the UN 77th General Assembly, Prince Faisal
also called on Iran to urgently fulfill its commitments regarding
its nuclear program, to fully cooperate with the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and “take serious steps in order to
build trust with the neighboring [countries] and international
“Establishing international peace and security is not achieved
through an arms race or possession of weapons of mass destruction,
but rather through cooperation between countries to achieve
development and progress,” he said.
“Hence, we urge the international community to intensify and
double its efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass
destruction and to ensure that the Middle East is free from
Touching on issues of regional concern in the Middle East, the
foreign minister urged for more effort to solidify security and
stability. He also highlighted Saudi Arabia’s keenness to cooperate
with other nations to build a better future for the region, a point
which was also highlighted during the Jeddah Security and
Development Summit in July.
“The process of peace building and overcoming challenges,
achieving security, stability and prosperity as well as reaching a
comprehensive economic development, requires combined efforts,
deepening of partnerships, and enhancing cultural and social
exchange,” Prince Faisal said.