SAUDI Arabia will uphold its humanitarian assistance to Uganda, the Charge dâ€™Affairs at the embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Kampala, Majid Al-Otaibi, has said.
The envoy was speaking at a reception he hosted on Friday at Hotel Africana, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Otaibi hailed the relationship the two countries enjoy, saying development and growth emanate from the convictions of the leadership of the two countries and the friendly peoples.
He said the trade and investment sectors had witnessed a remarkable development with the exchange visits of businessmen, besides trade and industry, which had also witnessed great growth in the last five years.
He said Saudi Arabia condemned terrorism, from which it had suffered.
â€œThe danger of terrorism threatens the whole world, since it does not have nationality or religion. Hence, combating terrorism requires joining forces,â€ Al-Otaibi said.
He said Saudi Arabia believes that terrorism requires joint forces of all nations of the world to fight it.
He said the people of Saudi Arabia had confronted terrorism with all the necessary power based on the dictates of their belief, heritage and morals.
He defended Islam as a religion of peace, tranquillity and co-operation, saying it forbids committing aggression against people.
The state minister for Regional Co-operation, Augustine Nshimye Sebutulo, also holding the portfolio of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who was the chief guest, pledged that Uganda would meet its obligation for strengthening the co-operation between the two countries.
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