CAIRO, December 13, (Asia Free Press): The extraordinary session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) was being convened given the severe humanitarian crisis situated in war-torn Afghanistan, Ambassador of Pakistan to Egypt, Sajid Bilal, said that in a press briefing.
He was briefing the Egyptian print and electronic media about the 17th extraordinary session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), held in Islamabad on December 19, 2021, according to a state-run News Agency.
According to UN estimates, 60% of the 38 million people in Afghanistan faced “crisis levels of hunger,” which is getting worse every day.
“With the advent of winter, the situation could aggravate the world’s largest humanitarian crisis if left unattended, Sajid Bilal added in his press briefing.
The ambassador further informed that “the upcoming CFM would express Muslim Ummah’s solidarity with the Afghan people and would galvanize international support to arrest the fast deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan in the best interest of the people of Afghanistan, the region, and the world at large.”
Highlighting Pakistan’s consistent efforts for the well-being of the Afghan people, the ambassador recalled that the first Extraordinary session of the OIC CFMs to consider Afghanistan’s situation was also held in Islamabad in the 1980s. In recent months, Pakistan’s Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister have extensively engaged with the world leaders to address the humanitarian situation arising in our border-sharing Afghanistan since mid-August this year.
Besides, the Pakistani ambassador further emphasized that Pakistan was backing on the full support of OIC member states and the international community to extend all possible aid to the Afghan people, APP reported.