Bangladesh announces humanitarian support to the Afghan people

Bangladesh announces humanitarian support to the Afghan people at Extraordinary Council of OIC FMs 




Islamabad, 20 December 2021:

Bangladesh would support Afghan people through humanitarian aid package in the form of food and medicinal assistance. This has been conveyed by the Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen during the 17th Extraordinary Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC on Afghanistan held in Islamabad yesterday.

Foreign Secretary is leading a high-level delegation which includes Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to OIC, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan and the Director-General of International Organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the Council meeting, Foreign Secretary expressed deep concern on economic and humanitarian crisis looming on the larger part of the Afghan population due to acute shortage of food, shelter and social services which may further be worsened as winter approaches. He hoped that inclusive socio-economic development of Afghanistan will continue uninterrupted, so that all segments of the society can effectively contribute to the rebuilding process of their country and maintain regional harmony.

The Foreign Secretary also remarked that Bangladesh can be a partner in Afghanistan’s developmental process as Bangladesh seeks to enhance regional cooperation for attainment of a vision of shared prosperity for the region.

While appreciating the OIC for calling for this extraordinary Council, the Foreign Secretary urged the leaders to intensify cooperation within and beyond OIC in support to the Afghan people. Bangladesh also reiterated its support to the Palestinian cause for an independent and viable state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as the capital, he added.

The Extraordinary Council of Foreign Ministers preceded by a Senior Officials Meeting. Earlier, the Foreign Secretary inaugurated the Bangabandhu Corner at the High Commission premises.