The statement pointed out that a number of coalition partners have made pledges and contributions in recent months and the United States appreciates all partners who supported this important effort, indicating that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a leading partner in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS from the outset.
The US Department of State said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a founding partner of the coalition and it hosted the meeting that helped in setting it up in 2014, pointing out that the KSA has contributed since then in many ways, including air raids in Syria, and participated in leading of the Counter-Terrorism Action Group (CTAG) , establishing the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (Etidal), receiving more than 2 million Syrian refugees and providing more than $ 1 billion in humanitarian aid since the beginning of the Syrian conflict.
The US Department of State's statement concluded that we greet the Saudi leadership shown by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Global Coalition, calling on all members of the Global Coalition, regional partners and allies to do their share in this effort, which would help bringing greater stability and security to the region.
The stabilization and early recovery programs are crucial in this process to ensure that the terrorist organization Da'esh would not return to Syria once again for using it as a base to threaten the peoples of the region or plotting attacks against the international community.
Source: Saudi Press Agency