Azerbaijan, Tajikistan mull accession to Saudi-led anti-terror coalition

Azerbaijan, Tajikistan mull accession to Saudi-led anti-terror coalition

PanARMENIAN.Net - Azerbaijan and Tajikistan may join the Saudi-led anti-terror coalition, Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reports, according to APA.

Azerbaijan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia Rasim Rzayev confirmed that Azerbaijan is considering a proposal by Saudi Arabia.

“Azerbaijan supports Riyadh's efforts to combat terrorism, these initiatives meeting the interests of our country. We are thus considering joining the Islamic coalition,” he said.

According to the newspaper, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon will meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in January to discuss Dushanbe's opportunity to join the Islamic coalition.

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday, December 15 that 34 nations have agreed to form a new Islamic anti-terror coalition with a joint operations center based in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. More than 10 Muslim countries supported the coalition.

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