Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed hope that the issue of humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan will be given priority in the foreign ministerial meeting of the 57-member OIC. Imran made the remarks after a meeting of senior OIC officials on Saturday to prepare for the foreign minister-level session.
The inaugural session of the OIC Foreign Ministers will be held in Pakistan on Sunday. Imran Khan will address the session.
In a Twitter post on Saturday, Imran wrote, “I welcome representatives, observers, friends, allies and international organizations from OIC member countries to Pakistan. The special session of the OIC Foreign Ministers will express solidarity with the Afghan people. This will determine what we can do to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. “
The meeting is being held at the Parliament House of Pakistan. During a visit to the venue on Saturday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, “It is hoped that this special meeting, held in the context of the inhumane situation in Afghanistan, will bear fruit.”
Foreign ministers from about 20 of the 57 countries will attend the meeting directly. The other 10 countries will be represented by their Deputy Ministers. The rest of the countries have sent their senior officials to attend the session.
Officials from the United Nations, various international financial institutions, and international and regional organizations have been invited to attend. Although not a member of the OIC, representatives of several important countries, such as Japan and Germany, have also been invited.