Saudi Arabia hosted an Islamic Counter-Terrorism Summit for defence ministers and other senior military officials from 40 Muslim countries in Riyadh on Sunday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the gathering: «The last few years, terrorism was at work in all of our countries and most of these groups work in several countries without there being a strong coordination between Muslim countries... Еще — but now we have this alliance. So today more than 40 Muslim countries send a strong signal that we are going to work together and coordinate together to support each other.» He expressed condolences for Egypt following the mosque attack, which took lives of more than 300 people and left over a hundred injured. «We assure you that we will stand with Egypt and all the countries that fight terrorism and extremism,» underlined Mohammed bin Salman. In December 2015, Saudi Arabia introduced the Alliance of Muslim Nations targeting extremist groups in the region. Qatar did not attend the summit due to the heightened relations between the kingdom and Arabian Gulf countries.