His Highness the Amir said terrorism has undermined development in the Arab countries. "We all suffer from the terrorism phenomenon, which has been on the rise recently under religious and dogmatic pretext, which aims at killing innocent souls, terrorizing people and hampering development. The target is the global security and stability, and the entire humanity," said His Highness the Amir.
He asserted that the heavenly faiths were rejecting terrorism. "We (Arab countries) share the burden to confront this dangerous phenomenon," he added.
"We should double our efforts and join international efforts to uproot this dangerous phenomenon regardless of its source and to rid humanity from its threats ...," he said.
His Highness the Amir, meanwhile, said the Israeli mentality was rejecting peace in the region.Israel, he added, was insisting on building more settlement. "We will not have a settlement nor peace unless Israel relinquish its hostile policy and seek peace." A just and comprehensive peace in the region will not be achieved but with the establishment of the independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital in line with the UN resolutions, land-for-peace principle and the Arab peace initiative, he said.
His Highness the Amir called on the UNSC to exercise pressure on Israel to abide by the international legitimacy and stop the settlement expansion, praising the US efforts to resume the peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis. His Highness the Amir, on the other hand, said the summit was held amidst critical and difficult circumstances in the world and the region. He said the Arab countries should boost consultations among each other to pin point the path to a genuine common Arab action and honor aspirations of the Arab people.
"We should address the foundations of our common action to strengthen them, and to focus on our common ground," he said. His Highness Sheikh Sabah said the "great success" of the Arab Economic summits "affirmed accuracy of our vision ... which thus encourage us to explore further horizons to boosting our unity and bring our peoples closer.
"Our common action cannot be achieved without sustainable development ...," he said. On Iran, His Highness the Amir called on the Islamic Republic to honor obligations in the interim agreement signed with the P5+1 on November 24 2013 under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He noted that the agreement aimed at brushing aside worries about Iran's nuclear program and clear tensions in the region so the Arab countries could pay more attention to development.
His Highness the Amir, meanwhile, congratulated the Yemeni people fore the outcome of the national dialogue which would contribute to security, develoment and prosperity of the people in line with the GCC initiative. His Highness Sheikh Sabah congratulated the Egyptian people for compliance with the roadmap thus restoring security and stability, the formation of the new government in Lebanon and the Tunisians for their new constitution