OIC foreign ministers' extraordinary session on Afghanistan underway

Pakistan hosting OIC FMs’ conference in Islamabad tomorrow

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Islamabad: Pakistan will host the 17th special meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Islamabad tomorrow (Sunday).

The Session is being convened at the initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as OIC Summit Chair. Pakistan welcomed the call and offered to host the session.

Besides the Foreign Ministers from the OIC Member States and Observers, participants would also include special invitees 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 Afghan Interim Government will also send representatives to attend CFM.

The meeting was held against the background of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

The session would provide an opportunity to consider practical and concrete steps to help address the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are founding members of the OIC. Over the years, Pakistan and the OIC have extended consistent support to the people of Afghanistan.

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