The Pakistan foreign minister, also chair of the session, in his opening address at the 17th Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, started here, proposed for creating a vehicle within the OIC countries to bring a sustained humanitarian and financial support.
Convened by Saudi Arabia as OIC chair and hosted by Pakistan to discuss the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis, the session is being attended by around 20 foreign ministers, 10 deputy foreign ministers and 70 delegates.
The Pakistani foreign minister called for increasing the investment, bilaterally or through OIC platform in the education and skill training of Afghan youth. He proposed the establishment of an experts’ group of OIC and UN to consider ways and means to ensure the revival of the legitimate banking service in the war-torn country.
Qureshi also called enhanced engagement with Afghanistan to fulfill the international community’s expectations for bringing political and social inclusivity besides ensuring respect for human rights particularly women’s rights.
He commended Saudi Arabia for convening the session as OIC chair and trusting Pakistan to host the extraordinary moot.