Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the formation of the 34-nation Saudi Arabia-led alliance against terrorism and said that it was awaiting further details to decide the extent of its participation in different activities of the alliance.
The government spokesman was responding to a question regarding the announcement of an alliance of Islamic countries against terrorism, by the Saudi Defence Minister Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud and the scope of its involvement.
The spokesman said that Pakistan had consistently supported all the regional and international efforts to combat militancy, extremism and terrorism and, to this end, had extended full support and cooperation to the 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 said that the 42nd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was 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 that Pakistan also called for joining the regional and international efforts to fight terrorism and extremist thought.
The spokesman said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy close, cordial and brotherly relations and added that both countries condemn terrorism and cooperate in the efforts to eliminate this menace.