Saudi Arabia's Contribution to the UN Centre on Counterterrorism

Statement

By:  John Kerry
Date: Aug. 8, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

We welcome and applaud today's $100 million donation by His Majesty King Abdullah, on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the UN Centre on Counterterrorism (UNCCT).

His Majesty's generous donation, on the occasion of Eid al Fitr, demonstrates once again the Kingdom's commitment to supporting multilateral institutions and strengthening international cooperation on counterterrorism.

With these funds, we hope that the UN Counterterrorism Implementation Task Force (UNCTITF), of which the Centre is a critical component, can intensify its work to provide countries with the long-term capacity building support they need to implement the UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy.