The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Dr. Yousef Al Othaimeen once again voiced strong condemnation of the recent escalation in terrorist attacks and suicide bombings targeting the government and civilians in public space. “The Muslim Ummah will not turn a blind eye to rising criminal violence aimed at sabotaging peace efforts and the electoral process,” stated Al Othaimeen.
On 30 April double bombings in Kabul and also in Kandahar resulted in at least 36 deaths, including children and several journalists, and the injury of scores of civilians in the latest round of intensifying violence in Afghanistan.
“The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation will review the situation during the forthcoming 45th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, which will be held on 5-6 May 2018 in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh,” said the Secretary General.
He offered his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Afghanistan, prayed for the souls of the martyrs, and wished speedy recovery to the wounded.
“We reiterate our strong and continuing support to the advancement of the Afghan-owned, Afghan-led Peace Process; invite all parties and forces to avail themselves of Afghan Government’s unconditional peace offer and urge them to support and participate in free, fair and transparent elections to build a future of hope and restoration in Afghanistan,” stated Al Othaimeen.