Present at the conference were UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the US Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir and Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi.
“This donation by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, is another bold demonstration of his ongoing commitment to combating terrorism around the world,” said Al-Jubeir.
“The goal is to help provide the tools, technologies and methods to confront and eliminate the threat of terrorism,” he added.
King Abdullah has called for the establishment of an international center to combat terrorism more than 10 years ago out of his firm belief that terrorism can be most effectively fought when nations work closely together in all areas, including the sharing of information, said Al-Jubeir.
“It is the hope of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques that other countries that have the means will contribute to the UNCCT to enhance the efforts of the international community in fighting terrorism,” Al-Jubeir added.