Arab League Secretary ‘solid partner’ in addressing extremism, John Kerry

WASHINGTON, 20th February, 2015 (WAM) — US Secretary of State John Kerry has described Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil Al-Araby “a solid partner” who is trying to find means to counter violent extremism and fight Daesh (ISIL).

Speaking on the occasion of his meeting with the Arab League chief, late on Thursday, Kerry was quoted by the KUNA as saying that Al-Araby is a person who is continuously working for peace in the Middle East.

On his part, Mr. Al-Araby said they adopted a resolution that has a “comprehensive approach” to counter terrorism.

“This approach is military based but also focused on, ideological factors, regional factors, [and] cultural factors to look why people from the area join these terrorist organizations,” he said.

Al-Araby continued, “If you want to succeed in getting rid of these heinous organizations, we have to work cooperatively.”