Jeddah (UNA-OIC) – Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen reiterated the OIC’s keenness and readiness to continue to contribute to peace, reconciliation and development process in Afghanistan.
The Secretary-General made these remarks in a statement delivered on his behalf by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Ambassador Yusuf Al-Dubaie at the 9th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia, held on 29-30 March in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
In his statement, Al-Othaimeen reaffirmed OIC’s commitment to supporting an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned inclusive peace and reconciliation process towards reaching a political solution, and ensuring that the process is backed by regional actors and supported by the international community.
In this regard, he recalled the two significant resolutions on Afghanistan adopted by the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) during their 47th session held in Niamey, Republic of Niger, on 27-28 November 2020.
Referring to the OIC’s participation at the launching of the Afghan Peace talks in September 2020 in Doha, State of Qatar, the OIC chief called on Afghan parties to seize this historic opportunity to pursue and foster dialogue, put an immediate end to fighting and violence and to work for reconciliation and durable peace.