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OIC chief expresses concern over recent surge in violence in Afghanistan

Monday 22/July/2019 - 04:15 PM
Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen
Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has expressed deep concern following the recent surge in violence and indiscriminate suicide attacks in Afghanistan, which led to a number of casualties including women and children.

Al-Othaimeen considered any act of violence as deplorable and urged to bring an end to this senseless cycle of violence, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Secretary General also urged all Afghans to exercise maximum restraint and redouble their efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation through an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led process in line with the resolutions and declarations adopted at the 14th OIC Summit held in Makkah on May 31, 2019 and the International Ulema Conference on Peace and Security in Afghanistan held earlier in Makkah on July 11, 2018.