Peace and Stability in Afghanistan to be Discussed in OIC Meeting

9/10/2018 - 3:00:00 PM


t the request of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the General Secretarial of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a meeting at its headquarters in Jeddah on Tuesday, 11 September 2018, at the level of the Permanent Representatives of the Member States to deliberate on the consolidation of peace and stability in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The OIC Secretary General, Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, indicated that the meeting forms an extension to the significant support and diverse initiatives and efforts provided by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and his Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, to restore peace and stability in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, one of the OIC founding members.

The Secretary General went on to recall that the Kingdom had already taken the initiative of hosting the International Conference of Muslim Scholars on Peace and Stability in Afghanistan, which was held in Jeddah and Makkah Al-Mukarramah in July 2018 and which came out with positive results registered by the scholars in their “Makkah Declaration”, all towards achieving peace and security and ending the bloodshed of innocent people.

Al-Othaimeen renewed his thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques who graciously received and welcomed the scholars partaking in the Afghanistan conference and assured them of the Kingdom’s sympathy with the Afghani 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 Afghani people.

The Secretary General further stated that the Member States’ Permanent Representatives meeting emanates from the OIC’s mandated role in overseeing the interests of its Member States, and followed on its endeavors to disseminate welfare, peace and security in Muslim societies, and to implement the resolutions issued by the Islamic Summit and Foreign Ministers Council.