• publish: 4 December 2021
  • time: 5:23 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 20066
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Pakistan: Islamic countries to meet on Afghanistan crisis late this month

Delegations from the European Union and the so-called P5 group of the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China are also invited.

Pakistan’s foreign minister called on Saturday for a fresh effort to stop neighbouring Afghanistan sliding further into crisis as he announced an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) later this month.

The meeting of foreign ministers from Islamic countries will be held in Islamabad on Dec. 19, with delegations from the European Union and the so-called P5 group of the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China also invited.

“To abandon Afghanistan at this stage would be a historic mistake,” Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi told a news conference in Islamabad, warning that half the country was facing the risk of starvation that could trigger further chaos.

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