Riyadh to host Islamic defence coalition ministers on 26 Nov

Heir to Saudi throne to open IMCTC meeting

23 November, 17:36

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, NOVEMBER 23 - Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud, Saudi Arabian Minister of Defence and heir to the Saudi throne, will open the first meeting of the defence ministers of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh on November 26. IMCTC is the pan-Islamic coalition of 41 nations united in the fight against terrorism. The crown prince, also commonly known as MBS, will open the meeting in the presence of ministers of defence and diplomatic representatives in Saudi Arabia, where IMCTC's operative approach against terrorism will be presented.

    That approach foresees the commitment of member countries in uniting and coordinating efforts to fight terrorism and take part in other international initiatives.

    "The meeting marks the official launch of the IMCTC's operations at our center in Riyadh," said Lt. Gen. Abdulelah Al-Saleh, IMCTC acting secretary-general. "The center provides an open platform for willing IMCTC member countries to exchange best practices and coordinate their counterterrorism efforts, enabling culturally appropriate regional and local solutions to counter terrorism".

    Gen. Rahil Sharif, IMCTC military commander, said, "The biggest challenge in the 21st century, especially in the Muslim world, is confronting the dangerous phenomenon of terrorism".

    "The IMCTC encompasses an integrated approach to coordinate and unite on the four key domains of the coalition: ideology, communications, counter-terrorism financing, and the military sector," he said.

    In addition to housing IMCTC headquarters, Riyadh also hosts the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, which was inaugurated by US President Donald Trump during his visit to Saudi Arabia last May together with Saudi Arabian King Salman and Egyptian President Sisi.(ANSAmed).

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