Conference of Muslim scholars on Afghan stability wraps up in Jeddah

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A two-day International Conference of Muslim scholars on peace and stability in Afghanistan, co-hosted by the Saudi cities of Jeddah and Mecca, has concluded.

Addressing the closing session, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the Jeddah-based Islamic Cooperation Organization (ICO), thanked Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his crown prince, for the efforts being exerted to hold this conference.

He congratulated the Afghani scholars on the success of the conference.

The participants condemned the ongoing fighting among Afghani factions and called on all parties to go to peace and ceasefire.

They lauded the initiative of the Afghani government to start a direct and peaceful negotiations without preconditions and recognize Taliban as a political party with agendas to share in developing the country and its rehabilitation.

The conference called on Taliban movement to respond positively to the call of the Afghani government to evade violence, stop fighting and sit at a negotiating table to discuss peace and security of the country without pre-conditions.

The participants also thanked Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for hosting the conference and making the initiative a success.

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