US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hosted on Wednesday counterparts and senior military leaders from more than 30 nations at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, D.C. to discuss the next steps in the fight against ISIS, including how the US-led coalition can liberate the Iraqi and Syrian cities of Mosul and Raqqa.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi attended the meeting as well.
Prince Mohammed, who also serves as the kingdom’s defense minister, announced last December the launch of an international military coalition comprised of 34 Muslim-majority countries dedicated to fight terrorism.
Since 2014, Saudi Arabia has been part of the US-led coalition which officially has 65 members. Prince Mohammed’s presence, along with other international defense chiefs, underscores the widespread international support for the US-led coalition’s quest to restore stability to this fragile part of the Middle East.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر