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Statement of the OIC Secretary General at the International Conference on Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has been deeply engaged with the issue of Afghanistan for almost three decades. It has always maintained a strong and unwavering position in supporting Afghanistan. As an active partner of Afghanistan, we will undoubtedly continue to fully support the country in its peace-building efforts until the year 2014 and beyond. read more
More than 120 Muslim leaders Commit to the Future of Afghanistan during International Conference in Turkey From Afghanistan and from around the globe, imams, civil society leaders, and world renown Islamic scholars have participated in “Islamic Cooperation for a Peaceful Future in Afghanistan,” an unprecedented gathering of over 120 imams and scholars, from all provinces of Afghanistan and every corner of the world, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey, November 30-December 2, 2011. The conference was a non-governmental forum with impartial views toward governments and opposition groups. Participants have joined with the Afghanistan Advisory Board of The Project for Islamic Cooperation for a Peaceful Future in Afghanistan, Marmara University, George Mason University, in the exploration of vital themes of peace for the future of Afghanistan. read more
Reconciliation Initiative: OIC to hold Afghan Ulema assemblage Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu,Secretary General of OIC has said that his organization was committed to holding an Ulama Conference at an appropriate time in cooperation with the Afghan authorities with the aim of contributing to Afghan reconciliation process. This will be the first intra Afghan OIC initiative of reconciliation following announcement of US troops withdrawal from war-worn Afghanistan, a process hoped to complete by 2014. read more
Statement of the OIC Secretary General at the Istanbul Conference on Afghanistan As an active partner in regional initiatives, the OIC continues to support and facilitate regional cooperation aiming at peace, security and development in Afghanistan and the region. Member States of the OIC in the past also made contributions in this field and continuing to do so, particularly in intensifying cooperation and dialogue between Afghanistan and her neighbors. read more
OIC Condemns Killing of Former Afghan President The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu today joined the international community in condemning the assassination of former Afghan President, Prof Burhanuddin Rabbani. read more
OIC: “Stop the war, back Afghan-led reconciliation” The head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference said on Thursday that military action in Afghanistan should be halted to make way for reconciliation.

"For restoring durable peace in Afghanistan, there is a need to look beyond the military option, which is not the way out," said Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of OIC, the world's largest pan-Islamic body. read more
OIC to host a meeting on Afghanistan A large number of Muslim countries are expected to attend a meeting of the International Contact Group on Afghanistan at the OIC headquarters here on March 3. The meeting will focus on the political issues, mainly the reintegration and reconciliation process, and the civilian aspects of transition. read more
Obama Administration Hails the OIC's Growing Role in Afghanistan and Pakistan Islamic nations – members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) -- are playing an increasingly important role in the international effort to support “democracy” in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to the Obama administration. read more