ISLAMABAD, December 17, (Asia Free Press): Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan, to attend the 17th Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), being held here on December 19, to discuss the current critical situation in Afghanistan.
Talking to media after landing in the capital city, the Secretary-General termed the special moot an ‘important’ forum for all the Muslim countries to deliberate and explore possible ways for helping the people of Afghanistan where a humanitarian crisis at its peak.
“It is great for Pakistan to provide an opportunity to Muslim countries to think and discuss the initiatives for helping the terrorism-affected Afghan people,” the Secretary-General added while praising Pakistan for its huge efforts.
He also lauded the efforts by Pakistan for evacuating the foreigners who wanted to leave the country after the Taliban takeover mid-August this year.
The Secretary-General further expressed the hope that Pakistan would keep playing its role in the future for the betterment of Afghan people to the high-blest war-torn Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, on his arrival, the Secretary-General was given a red carpet welcome as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib warmly received him and his entourage, reported by APP.
State Minister Farrukh Habib said it was a proud moment for Pakistan to host the extraordinary session of the Muslim countries for the people of Afghanistan.
After the Secretary-General, the Saudi Arabian delegation arrives in Islamabad for OIC’s special moot on Afghanistan.
The said delegation comprised Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Saud al-Kabir, head of the Afghan affairs department in Saudi Arabia, and Prince Jiluwi bin Turki, head of the PP department.
Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received the guests, as the host country rolled out a red carpet in honor of the dignitaries.