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OIC signs Afghanistan Trust Fund charter ahead of 2-day meeting

The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein Brahim Taha, appealed to all the Member States, along with relevant stakeholders and partners, to support the Humanitarian Trust Fund for Afghanistan.
The appeal was made during the signing ceremony of the establishing charter of the Humanitarian Trust Fund for Afghanistan, which took place at the Pakistani foreign ministry in Islamabad on Monday, one day before the OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers’ 48th session.
The Fund’s founding instrument was co-signed by the Secretary-General of the OIC and the President of the Islamic Development (IsDB) Group, with the presence of Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The signing ceremony signals the coming into effect of the Fund to collect resources for humanitarian assistance and rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan.
Speaking on the occasion, the OIC Secretary-General commended the efforts of the IsDB Group’s president and personnel to set the Fund into effective motion.
For his part, the IsDB Group’s President stressed the importance of the Fund in supporting the Afghan people, stressing the Bank’s commitment to that end. He also appealed to the Member States and international partners to contribute to and support the work of the Fund.
According to the OIC, the Fund was established by a resolution of the 17th extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in December. Islamabad, 19 December 2021).
The Fund serves as a mechanism to deliver uninterrupted humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, in association with other international actors.
Meanwhile, foreign ministers from OIC member countries and other stakeholders came together Tuesday for the start of the two day meeting, which will see delegates address a number of issues including the crisis in Afghanistan.The post OIC signs Afghanistan Trust Fund charter ahead of 2-day meeting first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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