Muttaqi, OIC special envoy meet to discuss humanitarian, development issues

Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi has met with Tariq Ali Bakheet, special envoy of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for Afghanistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.

During their meeting held on Sunday, Muttaqi and Bakheet discussed the efforts made by the OIC concerning the implementation of a resolution by an OIC extraordinary session held in December 2021 in Islamabad, Pakistan, the ministry said in a statement.

The two sides also discussed the legal process of the humanitarian trust fund for Afghanistan set up by the OIC, humanitarian and development assistance, as well as the positive developments in Afghanistan, according to the statement.

“The OIC supports Afghanistan and cares about the needs of Afghan people, so the OIC reopened its office in Kabul and resumed its operation in Afghanistan,” Bakheet was quoted in the statement as saying.

The OIC office in Kabul will coordinate the organization’s humanitarian efforts with Afghanistan and international partners, he said.

On Friday, the OIC reopened its office in Kabul and resumption of the OIC activities are expected to enable the organization to fulfill its obligations to support the Afghan people in various fields, according to him.