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Saudi Arabia calls for extraordinary OIC meeting on Afghanistan

Opening session of the 37th Ministerial meeting organised by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on November 24, 2021 [Muhammet Fatih Oğraş/Anadolu Agency]
Opening session of the 37th Ministerial meeting organised by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on November 24, 2021 [Muhammet Fatih Oğraş/Anadolu Agency]

Saudi Arabia, on Monday, called on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, Anadolu News Agency reports.

Saudi Arabia is looking to convene an "OIC Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting to Discuss Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan," said SPA, the Kingdom's official news agency.

It warned that, as winter approaches, millions of Afghans will need help getting adequate food as well as medicine and housing.

The Kingdom warned that should Afghanistan face economic collapse in the wake of the Taliban taking power this summer, this would damage regional and international peace and stability.

Since the Taliban took power, Turkey and Turkish aid groups have sent extensive aid to the people of Afghanistan, with Turkish officials warning about the humanitarian situation in the country.

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