Makkah, July 12 (BNA): The two-day International Conference of Muslim Scholars on Peace and Stability of Afghanistan hosted by Saudi Arabia has concluded.
Addressing the closing session, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the Jeddah-based Islamic Cooperation Organization (ICO), thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, for the efforts being exerted to hold this conference. He congratulated the Afghani Scholars on the success of the conference.
The participants condemned fighting among Afghani factions and called on all parties to go to peace and ceasefire, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
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 thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia for hosting the conference and making the initiative a success.