Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Riyadh to host Inaugural Meeting of IMCTC Ministers of Defense Council

Riyadh will play host to the inaugural meeting of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Ministers of Defense Council which will take place on Sunday, November 26, 2017 / 8 Rabea al Awal 1439 H.

Under the theme “Allied Against Terrorism,” the meeting will have in attendance Ministers of Defense of Coalition member countries, and delegates from diplomatic missions and international organizations in Saudi Arabia.

The meeting marks the official launch of the IMCTC and strengthens the cooperation and integration of member countries in the Coalition. IMCTC is a pan-Islamic coalition of 41 countries that will coordinate and multiply their individual efforts to fight terrorism and extremism enabling them to work more effectively with other international security and peacekeeping efforts.

IMCTC has established the Counter Terrorism Center as its operational arm. The Center’s mission is to build up the member the country’s Counter Terrorism capacity, exchange global best practice on specific IMCTC initiatives and create coordinated and thus more impactful efforts across the four IMCTC domains; ideology, communications, counter terrorist financing, and military.

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