KSA delegation arrived on Friday to attend the 17th session of the Extraordinary Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC in Islamabad.
A delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia arrived on Friday to attend the 17th session of the Extraordinary Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), being held in Islamabad on December 19.
The delegation was comprised of the Head of the Afghan Affairs department Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Saud al-Kabir and the Head of the PP department Prince Jiluwi bin Turki. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received the guests, as Pakistan rolled out a red carpet in honour of the dignitaries.
President Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Dr Muhammad Al Jasser also arrived in Islamabad and spoke to the media, and stated that the meeting had great significance for Afghanistan as the people were facing famine, hunger and lawlessness after the withdrawal of the United States. He said that a gathering of all Muslim countries at a single platform was a great sign for the Muslim Ummah to find out possible solutions for lasting peace in the war-torn country.
“We all, at the Summit, will work together to help Afghan people,” he remarked. He further stated that Pakistan was an important country and one of the most important members of the IDB. He hoped that the meeting would bring positive outcomes and that the Afghan people would enjoy peace once again.
The bank’s president also hailed Pakistan’s government for helping its neighbor during this difficult time by hosting the conference. More than two-dozen countries of the OIC have confirmed their participation at the foreign ministerial level in the upcoming extraordinary session on the current Afghan situation, officials told on Thursday.
The official also said that senior diplomats from the permanent members of the UN Security Council, including the US, will also join the crucial meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Islamabad on December 19.