OIC meets virtually with Thomas West to discuss Afghanistan

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Tarig Ali Bakhiet, held a virtual meeting on Tuesday morning with Washington’s special envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West to discuss a wide range of issues including counterterrorism and the issue of Afghan girls not going to school.

“An extensive range of critical issues were discussed, mainly humanitarian and economic assistance for the Afghan people, security developments, counterterrorism, and the right of Afghan girls to be allowed back to schools, being their essential right,” the OIC said.

The OIC said in a series of tweets that Rina Amir, the US special envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights also attended the meeting.

In addition, the Secretary-General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy Dr Qutb Sano, together with Mohamed Jamal Sa’ati and Mr Samir Al-Issawi, both representatives of the Islamic Development Bank also joined the virtual meeting.