Published on December 18, 2021 23:46
The meeting is convened against the backdrop of the worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The 17th extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is underway to focus on the current worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.
The proceedings of the conference began with a statement by Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who will chair the session.
The OIC Summit Chairman, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud, will then address the delegates.
This was followed by a statement from Hissein Brahim Taha, OIC Secretary General.
In addition to the Foreign Ministers of the Member States and OIC Observers, the participants also include special guests from the United Nations, International Financial Institutions and some non-member States including the United States, United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, Germany, Italy, Japan. and the EU.
The meeting is convened against the backdrop of the worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.
The session would provide an opportunity to consider practical and concrete steps to help meet the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are founding members of the OIC. Over the years, Pakistan and the OIC have provided constant support to the Afghan people.