OIC Expresses Concern over Recent Surge in Violence in Afghanistan

OIC Expresses Concern over Recent Surge in Violence in Afghanistan

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen has expressed deep concern following the recent surge in violence and indiscriminate suicide attacks in Afghanistan, which led to a number of casualties including women and children.

Dr. Al-Othaimeen considered any act of violence as deplorable and urged to bring an end to this senseless cycle of violence.

The Secretary General also urged all Afghans to exercise maximum restraint and redouble their efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation through an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led process in line with the resolutions and declarations adopted at the 14th OIC Summit held in Makkah on 31 May 2019 and the International Ulema Conference on Peace and Security in Afghanistan held earlier in Makkah on 11 July 2018.

Dr. Al-Othaimeen expressed his deep sympathy and condolences to the government and people of Afghanistan, and prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the innocent souls of all victims and speedy recovery to the injured.