Pakistan welcomes 34-nation Saudi alliance against terrorism

PakistanPakistan welcomes 34-nation Saudi alliance against terrorism

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed formation of the 34-nation Saudi Arabia-led alliance against terrorism and said it was awaiting further details to decide the extent of its participation in different activities of the alliance.

Responding to a question regarding the announcement of an alliance of Islamic countries against terrorism by the Saudi Defence Minister Muhammad bin Salman Al Saud and the scope of its involvement, the Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said that Pakistan has consistently supported all regional and international efforts to combat militancy, extremism and terrorism and, to this end, has extended full support and cooperation to international community.

“It is in this context that Pakistan welcomes the formation of the 34-nation alliance to counter terrorism and is awaiting further details to decide the extent of its participation in different activities of the alliance,” the spokesman said.

He mentioned the 42nd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Kuwait this year, in which Pakistan had reiterated its commitment to relevant UN and OIC resolutions on combating terrorism and extremism.

He said Pakistan also called for joining regional and international efforts to fight terrorism and extremist thought.

The spokesman said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy close, cordial and brotherly relations and added, both the countries condemned terrorism and cooperate in the efforts to eliminate this menace.

Source: APP

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