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Pakistan proposes plan to resolve Afghan crisis at OIC meeting – world


ISLAMABAD, December 19. / TASS /. Pakistan presented a strategy to overcome the Afghan humanitarian crisis at the 17th extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which kicked off in Islamabad on Sunday, the Express Tribune said. referring to Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood. Qureshi.

The six-point strategy includes urgent measures to ensure food security and economic recovery in Afghanistan, develop counterterrorism capacities, establish a mechanism to provide sustainable humanitarian and financial support to the Afghan government.

The senior diplomat also called for increased investment in education and labor sector in Afghanistan, both bilaterally and through the OIC platform. Qureshi proposed to create an expert group made up of representatives of the OIC and the UN to restore the banking sector in the country, which collapsed after the seizure of power by the Taliban (banned in Russia), as well as to extend cooperation to ensure political and social inclusion, respect for the fundamental rights of Afghan citizens, especially women.

The Pakistani Foreign Minister assured that “the gathering of the OIC leaders at short notice also reaffirmed their commitment to remedy the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan”. “This is a time to defend the Afghan people and they must be supported without any conditions,” he said.

The IOC meeting in Islamabad brings together foreign ministers and high-ranking diplomats from member states, representatives of the UN, international financial institutions, regional organizations, as well as special representatives from Russia, United States United, China and other countries. Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, appointed by the Taliban, represents Afghanistan at the conference.