Pakistan hosts OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers meeting today


The flags of the assorted international locations which might be a part of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. Photograph: file
  • OIC assembly seeks solutions to Afghanistan’s looming humanitarian, financial crises. 
  • PM Imran Khan to ship keynote tackle at OIC assembly. 
  • Afghan delegation attending the moot is being led by International Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi. 

On the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s insistence, Pakistan will host the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Council of International Ministers assembly in Islamabad at the moment (Saturday). 

The aim of the OIC assembly is to deal with the looming humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan and switch the world’s consideration to the folks of the war-ravaged nation, who’re at extreme danger of hunger and illness. 

Prime Minister Imran Khan will ship the keynote tackle on the occasion. Islamabad is enjoying an instrumental function in gathering the world and the Taliban on the identical platform in hopes to discover a lasting resolution to the crises confronted by Afghanistan. 

The Afghan delegation attending the moot is being led by International Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.

Pakistan has again and again emphasised that the dearth of immediate response would result in meals shortages for some 22.8mn folks and have an effect on about 3.2mn youngsters with malnutrition. 

“The OIC Extraordinary session in Islamabad would show to be a stepping stone to find options to the humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan and this was additionally a possibility for world capitals to learn about floor realities from Taliban representatives,” mentioned International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi earlier. 

“In case of such a disaster, the nation’s neighbours, together with Pakistan, and European Union states, must put together for an additional inflow of refugees. We predict some monetary assist from the OIC member states.”

Particular representatives on Afghanistan from the US, Russia, China and European Union would additionally attend the occasion, the Pakistani overseas minister had mentioned. 

In addition to the overseas ministers from the OIC member states and observers, individuals would additionally embrace particular invitees from the United Nations system, worldwide monetary establishments and a few non-member states together with the US, UK, France, China, Russia, Germany, Italy and Japan.

“In addition to expressing solidarity with the Afghan folks, the CFM is predicted to discover avenues for holding and reversing the quickly deteriorating humanitarian state of affairs in Afghanistan, particularly when it comes to meals shortages, displacement of individuals and a possible financial collapse,” mentioned the International Workplace.

Later a gathering of the Troika Plus – comprising Pakistan, China, Russia and the US — P5 international locations and Germany, Japan, Italy and Australia would even be held in Islamabad to debate the Afghan state of affairs.

A delegation from Saudi Arabia together with Afghan affairs division head Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Saud al-Kabir and Prince Jiluwi bin Turki have arrived. Official sources say that Saudi International Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan can even attend the convention.

In line with the tentative programme for Saturday, the convention will embrace statements from International Minister Qureshi, Saudi International Minister Farhan Al-Saud, who can also be the OIC Summit Chair, Hissein Brahim Taha, Secretary-Basic of the OIC, statements on behalf of OIC Regional Teams (Asia, Africa, Arab) and a remaining assertion by President Islamic Growth Financial institution, Dr Muhammad Al-Jasser.