Riyad (May 22, 2017): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed confidence that “Arab-Islamic-American” summit will go a long way in eradicating terrorism from the globe.
Talking to newsmen in Madina Munawara on Monday, he said Riyadh Summit’s resolve to jointly combat terrorism is a good step. He said Muslim world should also join hands to eliminate militancy from their respective territories.
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The Prime Minister urged Afghanistan to take effective steps to counter terrorism.
He said his interaction with US President Donald Trump remained positive.
He said Pakistan has rendered great sacrifices in the war against terrorism and it has suffered a loss of over one hundred and twenty billion dollars, besides losing twenty-four thousand lives in this fight.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif offered Asr prayer at Masjid-i- Nabwi on Monday afternoon.
He prayed for the development, prosperity and solidarity of the country.
On this occasion, people present in the Masjid also expressed good wishes for the Prime Minister.
Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while talking to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the US-Arab Islamic summit said that Pakistan staunchly believes in the unity of the Muslim Ummah.
He said that Pakistan had a deep commitment to the unity of Muslim Ummah and to the promotion of interfaith harmony and dialogue.
Being the frontline state, the prime minister continued, Pakistan has rendered immense and heavy sacrifices in the global fight against terrorism. The rising tide of terrorism and extremism is the most daunting challenge that the world confronts today. The turnaround in Pakistan both on the security and economic fronts, with the last year witnessing the lowest number of terrorist attacks in a decade, could bring about the desired results in countries afflicted with the scourge of terrorism, the prime minister said.
The prime minister appreciated the leadership of President Trump to make this Summit as his first overseas engagement. The Prime Minister also exchanged views with many other leaders including the Emir of Qatar, King of Bahrain, Presidents of Tajikistan and Azerbaijan and Prime Minister of Malaysia.