Islamabad — On Sunday, At OIC, the Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan; urged world aid for Afghans to help cope with dramatic living hardships; and warned a protracted instability in the troubled nation could eventually ripple negatively through the entire region.
Prince Faisal addressed an extraordinary session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), held in Pakistan, to help resolve the Afghan situation.
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Prince Faisal said the OIC meeting expressed its solidarity with the Afghans; and added that the Afghan economic difficulties could trigger a humanitarian crisis; leading to further instability, impacting regional and global peace. The Prince added, “The people of Afghanistan have suffered for too long.”
Prince Faisal urged OIC member states to provide the Afghans with the necessary support and prevent an economic collapse in the country.
OIC Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha voiced his appreciation for Saudi Arabia for supporting “Islamic solidarity”; and thanked Pakistan for initiating the conference. He added that the Afghan issue was always high on the OIC agenda.
The OIC secretary-general thanked Pakistan for its historical role in helping the people of Afghanistan.
Earlier on Sunday, Imran Khan, Prime Minister Pakistan; expressed the hope that the Council of Foreign Ministers of the 57-member would help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
The foreign ministers of 20 countries have attended the meeting, while their deputy ministers represented ten other countries.