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Afghanistan urged to appoint envoy to Islamic military alliance

Afghanistan Urged to Appoint Envoy to Islamic Military Alliance

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has requested Afghanistan to appoint a representative to Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism.
Formed in 2015 by Riyadh, the military alliance called as Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition has 41 members, including Afghanistan.
The call for appointment of representative to the coalition came during the visit of Afghan National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib to Saudi Arabia, as he was meeting with Secretary-General of the coalition, Abdulelah bin Othman al-Saleh.
Abdulelah said that the coalition would stand with Afghanistan at various levels considering its importance in the region and the world, a statement from NSA’s office said.
Mohib emphasized on joint cooperation in the fight against terrorism and welcomed the coalition’s offer in this regard.
It was agreed that the coalition and the Afghan government to prepare practical counter-terrorism plans and implement them in coordination with each other.
During the visit, Mohib also met with his Saudi counterpart, Msaed Al-Aiban, and head of intelligence of the kingdom, Khaled al-Hamidan.
They discussed Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process, counter-terrorism and bilateral cooperation.
The Saudi side reiterated support for Afghanistan peace process and pledged to cooperate with the Afghan government’s request in this regard.
(Sahar News)

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