OIC Condemns Recent Suicide Attacks in Afghanistan, Calls for Urgent Steps Upholding Makkah Principles for Peace and Security

8/4/2018 - 9:30:00 AM


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n reaction to recent kidnappings, killings and suicide attacks in Kabul and various other provinces in Afghanistan, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al Othaimeen appealed to the Government, political leaders and the people of Afghanistan and OIC Member States to work together to fence-off the on-going violence and focus on holding free, fair, inclusive and transparent elections.

Drawing world’s attention to the significant increase in civilian casualties and collateral damage in Afghanistan, Secretary General Al Othaimeen once again emphasized that it is high time to uphold the principles and goals laid down by the 11th of July “Makkah Declaration of the International Ulema Conference on Peace and Security of Afghanistan”, encourage all parties to exercise restraint and redouble efforts towards dialogue, mutual tolerance and reconciliation.

Recalling the positive impact of the temporary ceasefire declared by the parties during Eid-Ul-Fitr, and appreciating the efforts to promote constructive talks among Afghans, Secretary General Al Othaimeen renewed OIC’s strong support towards reenergizing dialogue and negotiations to enhance the climate of lasting peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and beyond.