Islamic Military Alliance meeting to be held in Saudi Arabia next month

Islamic Military Alliance meeting to be held in Saudi Arabia next month
Updated 12 February 2016

Islamic Military Alliance meeting to be held in Saudi Arabia next month

Islamic Military Alliance meeting to be held in Saudi Arabia next month

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will host the first meeting of the 34-member Islamic Military Alliance next month. According to a report in the local media, the meeting will bring together all nations of the newly formed coalition, led by Saudi Arabia.
The alliance members are Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, Malaysia, Tunisia, Sudan, Nigeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Senegal, Benin, Chad, Togo, Djibouti, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, Palestine, Comoros, Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger and Yemen. More than 10 other (Muslim-majority) countries have expressed their support for the alliance.
At the time of its formation, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had announced that the alliance would protect all member states.
He said the alliance consists of nations making up most of the Islamic world, which are committed to fighting this “disease (of terrorism) which affects first” the Islamic world and then the international community.
He said that the alliance would not focus only on certain groups, such as Daesh, but confront terrorist operators across the world.