Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The Afghan de facto authorities welcome the statement of the Executive of Islamic Cooperation regarding the recent developments in Afghanistan

Jeddah (UNA) – The de facto authorities in Afghanistan welcomed the statement issued by the extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on the situation in Afghanistan, which was held on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Organization's General Secretariat in Jeddah. The official spokesman for the de facto authorities, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in a statement today, Thursday, that the authorities welcome the meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the declaration issued on the situation in Afghanistan. He said the international community should continue its cooperation with Afghans and not interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs. He added: We are aware of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's interest in women's education, but he indicated that the de facto authorities had taken a temporary step in this regard, as he described it. The Spokesman called on all international organizations, especially the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, to have a close understanding with the de facto authorities and to continue their cooperation with the Afghan people. In its statement, the Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation affirmed that education is one of the basic human rights that all individuals should enjoy, based on the principle of equal opportunity in a non-discriminatory manner and not depriving them of this right, expressing its disappointment at the suspension of education for women and girls in Afghanistan. And regarding the decision that requires all national and international non-governmental bodies to suspend women’s work until further notice. The Committee urged the Afghan de facto authorities to adhere to the principles and purposes embodied in the Charter of the United Nations and the Charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and to respect their obligations under international treaties and agreements, including their obligations under international human rights covenants, particularly with regard to the rights of women, children, youth, the elderly and people with special needs. . The committee called on the Afghan de facto authorities to work to reopen schools and universities for girls and enable them to enroll in all levels of education and all specializations that the Afghan people need. (I finish)

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