The former head of Saudi intelligence, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, said that terrorism is not only out from al-Qaeda and armed groups, but rather of all forces and militias backed by Iran in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.
In his speech during the International Forum for Government Communication, which was launched in the Emirate of Sharjah, Al-Faisal said that this cross-border terrorism constitutes an existential threat to the concept of the nation-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 extremism and terrorism is a strategic danger that threatens Arab countries and must be confronted to enjoy stability.
On Sunday, 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 with peoples and societies in different circumstances and focuses on policymakers and those who contributed to the transfer of Arab culture to the world”.