Jeddah to host OIC meeting on peace and stability in Afghanistan today

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a meeting at the level of the permanent representatives of the member states at its headquarters in Jeddah on Tuesday to deliberate on the consolidation of peace and stability in Afghanistan.

OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen indicated that the meeting, being convened at the request of Saudi Arabia, forms an extension to the significant support and diverse initiatives and efforts provided by the government of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan, one of the OIC founding members.

Al-Othaimeen recalled that the Kingdom had already taken the initiative of hosting the International Ulema Conference on Peace and Security in Afghanistan, held in Jeddah and Makkah in July, and which came out with positive results registered by the Muslim scholars in their Makkah Declaration, all towards achieving peace and security and ending the bloodshed of innocent people.

The OIC chief also renewed his thanks and gratitude to King Salman, who graciously received and welcomed the scholars partaking in the Afghanistan conference and assured them of the Kingdom's sympathy with the Afghan people in their ordeal since the start of the crisis with its ensuing civil war. The Kingdom, he said, has been consistent in its economic and humanitarian aid and in its political efforts to dispel the differences and hostilities between the various segments of the brotherly Afghan people.

The secretary general further stated that Tuesday's meeting emanates from the OIC's mandated role in overseeing the interests of its member states, as well as following on its endeavors to disseminate welfare, peace and security in Muslim societies, and to implement the resolutions issued by the Islamic Summit and Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM).

Source: International Islamic News Agency