The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) convened in Riyadh on November 26 under the theme “Allied Against Terrorism." The IMCTC, which is comprised of 41 member Islamic countries, was the inaugural meeting of the IMCTC Ministers of Defense Council with the participation of Ministers of Defense of Coalition member countries and delegates from diplomatic missions and international organizations in Saudi Arabia.
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 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.
The Coalition's convening resulted in several informational outputs that are insightful.