Jeddah (UNA-OIC) – The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed deep concern over the high levels of violence in Afghanistan and strongly condemned the recent attacks against civilians across the country.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the General Secretariat also reiterated the OIC’s principled and firm stance against all forms and manifestations of terrorism.
OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the government and people of Afghanistan, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.
The General Secretariat called for an immediate ceasefire and 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.
Also in the statement, the General Secretariat recalled relevant resolutions on Afghanistan adopted by the OIC Summit and Council of Foreign Ministers meetings as well as the Makkah Declaration issued on 11 July 2018, by the International Ulama Conference on Peace and Stability in Afghanistan.
The General Secretariat reiterated the OIC’s solidarity with the people of Afghanistan and its support for their hopes and expectations for peace, security, stability and development.