OIC calls on Afghans to end violence

OIC calls on Afghans to end violence
Dr. Youssef Al-Othaimeen. (SPA)
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Updated 24 November 2020

OIC calls on Afghans to end violence

OIC calls on Afghans to end violence
  • The OIC secretary-general called on all member states to play their role in helping Afghans reach a political solution

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday called on all Afghan parties to put an immediate end to violence and work together for reconciliation and lasting peace.
OIC Secretary-General Dr. Youssef Al-Othaimeen reiterated the organization’s firm commitment to assisting the Afghan people in their efforts to achieve comprehensive national reconciliation. He vowed to help the Afghans achieve stability in their country.
Al-Othaimeen urged Afghanistan’s international partners to support the war-torn country at this critical stage.
He underscored the resolutions issued by the OIC summits and the Council of Foreign Ministers. The OIC chief also highlighted the importance of the Makkah Declaration issued by the International Ulema Conference for Peace and Security in Afghanistan held in 2018.
It called for a national dialogue to resolve all differences among various Afghan factions.
The OIC secretary-general called on all member states to play their role in helping Afghans reach a political solution. He stressed the importance of dialogue to resolve all issues amicably and in accordance with the teachings of Islam.  The OIC chief denounced all acts of violence and urged all stakeholders to exercise restraint to achieve peace and contribute to the development and prosperity of the country.


Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
Updated 19 January 2021

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
  • At least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced

RIYADH: The Saudi King and Crown Prince have offered their condolences to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia after an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Sulawesi island on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.

According to the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) at least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their sympathy to the families of those killed and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.