Dhaka with Riyadh-led anti-terror Muslim alliance

Dhaka with Riyadh-led anti-terror Muslim alliance

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Dhaka – Bangladesh along with other Muslim countries has decided to join the Centre against Terrorism and Extremism to be established in the Saudi capital of Riyadh to coordinate efforts against terrorism and extremism.
The decision came following a request made by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir to his Bangladesh counterpart AH Mahmood Ali in this regard, a foreign ministry press release said here today.“Bangladesh decided to join the centre, in line with the ‘zero tolerance’ policy of the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina against terrorism and violent extremism,” the release added.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques has taken an initiative to establish the centre in Riyadh.
According to media reports, the coalition consists of 34 countries – Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Turkey, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, the partially-recognised state of Palestine, the Islamic Federal Republic of the Comoros, Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, the Maldives, Mali, Malaysia, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Yemen.
The role of the Centre will be to coordinate efforts, exchange experiences, and provide support where needed.
It will also provide assistance, such as, material, information, and data supports to combat terrorism and extremist ideology, the release said.

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