Saudi official attends Cameroon National Day celebrations in Riyadh

Suhmi bin Shuwaimi bin Fawiz, special adviser to Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal and general supervisor of his office, attended the event. (SPA)
Updated 15 June 2019

Saudi official attends Cameroon National Day celebrations in Riyadh

On the behalf of Prince Faisal bin Bandar, governor of Riyadh region, Suhmi bin Shuwaimi bin Fawiz, special adviser to Prince Faisal and general supervisor of his office, attended a ceremony at the Cameroon Embassy to celebrate the National Day of its country, held at the ambassador’s house in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday. 

Bin Fawiz was received by Cameroon Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Aya Tijani and other embassy members and the ceremony was attended by members of the Kingdom’s diplomatic corps.


DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

Updated 29 October 2020

DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

  • The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism

RIYADH: Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman, recently visited the headquarters of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh.

IMCTC Secretary-General Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghedi received the EU diplomat and the accompanying delegation. Al-Moghedi briefed the visiting dignitaries about the coalition’s goals, achievements and the initiatives it has taken to fight terrorism in different forms.

He said the coalition represents an integrated system of intellectual and media initiatives and also aims to fight terror financing to effectively root out this menace. The IMCTC chief said the coalition aims to enhance cooperation and coordination among member states.

Simonnet said the EU looks forward to enhance cooperation with the Islamic military alliance in different fields.

Al-Moghedi also presented the EU ambassador with a memento.

The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

In coordination with the relevant authorities in the member countries, it promotes best practices, advances legal, regulatory, and operational frameworks, and facilitates information sharing to curb terror financing.

It also aims to assist member countries to enhance their military capabilities to fight terrorism.

The intellectual aspect specializes in preserving the universal message of Islam, promoting the values of moderation, tolerance and the preparation of targeted messages to counter radical ideology.

The media side is based on producing digital, media and other informative content to refute the rhetoric and claims of terrorist organizations and extremists.