| 15 April 2024, Monday |

Saudi FM: World needs to respond to humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, warned on Sunday that the world must respond to the rising humanitarian situation confronting Afghans.

Prince Faisal was addressing at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) emergency meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan.

According to the foreign minister, the growing humanitarian situation in Afghanistan would have an impact on regional stability.

“We appeal to the international community to assist in halting the deterioration of the situation in Afghanistan,” he said.

According to Prince Faisal, Afghans must do their part to put an end to the tragedy in their nation.

“We must guarantee that Afghanistan is not utilized to house terrorist and extremist organisations,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said, adding that the Kingdom condemns ISIS’s terrorist acts in Afghanistan.

According to him, the current situation in Afghanistan will devolve into anarchy, which would have regional and global ramifications.

Humanitarian assistance
According to Prince Faisal, a Saudi air and land bridge has been built to carry humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) of Saudi Arabia has dispatched two relief flights to Afghanistan, carrying 1,647 food baskets and 192 aid bags, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Abdullah al-Rabeeah, the Supervisor General of KSrelief, claimed that the assistance is provided in accordance with the directions of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“The international community’s objective is to maintain security and stability in Afghanistan,” Prince Faisal added.

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