Pakistan offers to host OIC FMs moot on Afghanistan

Pakistan offers to host OIC FMs moot on Afghanistan

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan has offered to host the extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the latest situation in Afghanistan.

In a video message, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan fully endorses this initiative of Saudi Arabia, the current OIC summit chair. He said Pakistan also offers to host this meeting in Islamabad on December 17.

“We are confident that the OIC member states will endorse this offer,” Qureshi added.

He said Afghanistan is currently facing a serious humanitarian situation as millions of Afghans including women and children are confronted with an uncertain future due to a shortage of food, medicine and other essential living supplies.

The foreign minister said the advent of winter has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis.

FM Qureshi urged the OIC to step up to alleviate the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people, provide immediate and sustained support to them, and continue to remain engaged with them for the wellbeing and prosperity of Afghanistan.