Kazakh President proposes to establish Afghanistan working group under OIC
Kazakhstan, Astana, June 28 / Trend A. Maratov /
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposes the establishment of a special working group within the OIC, which would assist Afghanistan.
"Along with the OIC special envoy's activity in Afghanistan, I propose the establishment of a special working group within the OIC to assist the country", President Nazarbayev said at a session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers.
The organization was renamed into the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the meeting's 38th session of the OIC Foreign Ministers in Astana.
The Kazakh President said that Afghanistan's instability causes concern.
"The Organization is not making full use of available opportunities in the fight against drug trafficking," Nazarbayev said. "The heroin production in Afghanistan increased 10 times over the last 10 years."
Nazarbayev assured that Kazakhstan will be diligent in combating drug trafficking and helping the Afghan people.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is the largest and most influential official Muslim governmental international organization.
The organization was established in 1969. It is the second largest organization after the UN and the only association representing the universal interests of the Islamic world in the international arena. The OIC brings together 57 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America with a population of 1.6 billion people.