MAMOSA Report — King Abdullah II of Jordan, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou are among leaders invited by Saudi King Salman for a summit with US President Donald Trump.
Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif and Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, have also been invited to the summit.
Trump’s visit and address at the summit comes as a coalition of 41 Muslim-majority nations works to create a mobile military force to combat the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Iraq and Syria and militant threats across northern and western Africa and in other parts of the region, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The Islamic military alliance, known informally as the Muslim NATO, is preparing to hold its first major meeting with defense ministers from across the Muslim world to define its structure and mission.
“This alliance is against terrorism, especially to help those countries which are threatened, but don’t have the necessary wherewithal to combat terrorists,” Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Pakistan’s defense minister, told the Journal.
Pakistan’s former Army Chief Gen (r) Raheel Sharif heads the coalition headquartered in Riyadh.