Conference on Afghanistan begins today in Jeddah

Conference on Afghanistan begins today in Jeddah
Secretary General of OIC Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen. (AFP)
Updated 10 July 2018

Conference on Afghanistan begins today in Jeddah

Conference on Afghanistan begins today in Jeddah
  • The conference, hosted by Saudi Arabia, will conclude in the holy city of Makkah

JEDDAH: A two-day conference of religious scholars to discuss measures for restoration of peace in Afghanistan begins today in Jeddah.
The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) has organized the event titled “International Ulema Conference on Peace and Stability in Afghanistan.”
The conference, hosted by Saudi Arabia, will conclude in the holy city of Makkah. It aims to help bring peace and stability in a country that has long been a victim of extremism.
OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh and religious scholars from Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Egypt and other Muslim countries will attend the conference.
To be moderated by the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Sheikh Dr. Shouqi Ibrahim Allam, the second plenary session will discuss Islam’s position on terrorism and violent extremism.
The final declaration will be announced from Makkah’s Al-Safa Palace on Wednesday.