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Dhaka calls for lasting peace as OIC stands by commitment to Afghanistan

Bangladesh has sought effective steps to establish lasting peace in Afghanistan, ensure safety of Afghan people and evacuate all foreign nationals including Bangladeshis safely.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary made the call at an emergency meeting of permanent representatives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation held in Jeddah on Sunday.

There are reports that at least 20 Bangladesh nationals got stuck in Afghanistan. The Bangladesh Embassy in Uzbekistan is in touch to ensure their safe return.

The Ambassador said Bangladesh stands ready to share its socioeconomic development experiences with the Afghan people once the situation gets normalized.

At the invitation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Chair of the 14th Islamic Summit, and the OIC Executive Committee, the extraordinary open-ended meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the level of Permanent Representatives on the situation in Afghanistan was held at the headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Secretariat in Jeddah.

The meeting expressed solidarity with the people of Afghanistan and reiterated the commitment of the OIC’s Member States to help them bring peace, security, stability, and development to Afghanistan.

It also urged all parties to work towards advancing the interests of the Afghan people, to renounce violence and urgently restore security and civil order throughout the Afghan society, and to establish lasting peace to achieve the aspirations of the Afghan people for stability, decent life, respect of their rights, and prosperity.

Earlier, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam said Bangladesh wants to see lasting peace in Afghanistan that has gone through many ups and downs, noting that the current situation has an impact on South Asian politics.

He said Bangladesh will decide the nature of its relations with Afghanistan observing the situation closely and considering how things move ahead.

“We’re ready to help Afghanistan when we feel that there’s a stable government in place with people’s mandate,” he told reporters recently.