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Colloquium explores comprehensive security

 

The Jordan Times

 

AMMAN — The 12th Amman Security Colloquium kicked off on Wednesday, gathering a number of representatives of international security forces.
 
Addressing the gathering during the opening ceremony, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Secretary General Thomas Greminger said that the organisation has adopted a “comprehensive approach” to achieve security within the political, human, military, economic and environmental spheres. 
 
He also noted that the organisation addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratisation, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities.
 
What distinguishes the OSCE is its “sticking to the principle of consensus”, he added, noting that the organisation's main task is preventing conflicts and resolving existing ones peacefully, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
 
For his part, Undersecretary for International Affairs at the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Al Khalifa expressed appreciation for the Kingdom's efforts to combat terrorism and extremism, noting that Jordan has set an example in this arena.
 
Khalifa also warned against Iran's agendas in the region and its role in implementing its objectives.
 
Iyad Alawi, former vice president of Iraq, referred to Iran's interference in Iraq's political affairs, highlighting the repercussions of this interference, Petra reported.
 
Former Iranian ambassador to Jordan Mojtaba Ferdowsi Pour expressed his country's keenness on maintaining regional security and stability, pointing out that "the region's countries have no other choice but moving forward towards friendship", and expressing Iran's readiness to cooperate with neighbouring countries.  
 
Amman Security Colloquium witnessed the participation of representatives from the US, Saudi Arabia and Iran and discussed nuclear issues; showing a neutral stance, the organisers of the conference said.
 
 

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