Pakistan welcomes formation of 34-nation alliance to counter terrorism: FO

16 Dec, 2015 8:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has welcomed 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.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said that Saudi Arabia had announced the alliance against terrorism on Tuesday. “As is well known, Pakistan has consistently supported all regional and international efforts to combat militancy, extremism and terrorism and, to this end, has extended its full support and cooperation to international community,” he maintained.

The FO spokesman said: “It should be recalled that the 42nd session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Kuwait this year had reiterated its commitment to relevant UN and OIC resolutions on combating terrorism and extremism and called for joining regional and international efforts to fight terrorism and extremist thought.”

He said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed close, cordial and brotherly relations. “Both countries condemn terrorism and cooperate in the efforts to eliminate this menace,” he maintained.

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