In a meeting yesterday, Arab ministers of justice and interior agreed to renew the Arab anti-terror agreement.
The meeting, which lasted one day, brought together 14 Arab interior ministers and 17 justice ministers, who all agreed on what they called an important and pivotal role Arab countries are playing to combat terrorism.
"Crimes of terror have to be fought mercilessly," said prince Nayef Abdel Aziz, deputy Saudi interior minister, in his opening speech, who added that welfare and development are only possible in societies that are terrorist free.
On his part, Habib El Adly, the Egyptian interior minister, said that this is one of five important Arab agreements that are meant to combat terrorism, money laundering, corruption, orgainised criminal acts, and information-hindering crimes.
New articles were added to the agreement that was first signed in 2005. However, these remain unavailable for the press.