By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: In a statement issued on August 4, 2021, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the attacks on civilians and expressed its deep concern over the escalation of violence, by the Taliban, that has caused civilian casualties in Afghanistan.
The organization’s General Secretariat, in the statement, calls for an immediate ceasefire and reiterates its commitment to supporting an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led inclusive peace and reconciliation process towards reaching a political solution.
Recalling the resolutions on Afghanistan adopted by OIC Summit and Council of Foreign Ministers meeting as well as the Makkah Declaration issued on July 11, 2019, by the International Ulama Conference on peace and stability in Afghanistan, the organization reiterates its solidarity and support to the people of Afghanistan.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed this statement and calls on OIC to play a more active and effective role in gaining the support of the Islamic world and verified Islamic institutions to end the bloodshed in Afghanistan and to hold the Taliban accountable for their crimes against humanity.