OIC role vital in Afghan peace process: Nab

Deputy and Acting Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab received the Ambassador of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to Kabul Mr. Huseyin Avni Botsali to discuss OIC support to the Afghan peace process, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said in a statement on Tuesday.

At the outset, the Deputy and Acting foreign Minister praised OIC position and assistance on ceasefire and peace in Afghanistan.

Touching on the role of OIC as an essential Islamic organization in the world, Mr. Nab asserted that OIC can play an influential role in achieving Islamic world’s consensus towards delegitimizing and condemning the war and violence in Afghanistan.

Ambassador Botsali pointed out that killing and violence are contrary to Islam’s essence. Though he assured the Acting and Deputy Foreign Minister of OIC continued support in the Afghan peace process.

The two sides went on to exchange views on establishing Islamic International University in Nangarhar province, which was recently discussed between Foreign Minister Atmar and OIC Secretary-General in Jeddah.