Saudi Arabia announced support in the amount of 100 million Euros for the launch of a new joint force to combat terrorism in the Sahel countries.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, made the announcement at the G5 meeting in Paris on Wednesday.
Jubeir said that the support is part of the Kingdom’s active role in fighting terrorism and extremism.
The meeting was attended by delegations from the G5 countries Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad along with 20 other leaders from Europe and Africa, as well as the European Union and other international partners.
The meeting was held at the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macaron, with the aim of strengthening international mobilization to form a joint counter-terrorism force in the Sahel region, which infiltrates extremist elements and suffers from constant attacks by terrorist organizations.