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Scholars plead for Afghan peace
July 12, 2018
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Jeddah: More than 100 Muslim scholars from around the world meeting on Wednesday in the Saudi Holy City of Makkah issued an urgent appeal for peace in Afghanistan as they ended a two-day conference.

“The solution to the cause of the Muslim Afghani must particularly go through mutual understanding and direct peaceful negotiations,” read the closing declaration.

“Reconciling between battling Muslims is one of the greatest and most honoured acts of worship,” it said.

The international gathering, which focused on prospects for peace in Afghanistan, was sponsored by the Organication of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), based in nearby Jeddah.

Yousef Al Othaimeen, the head of the 57-member pan-Islamic organisation, ended the meeting by urging a ceasefire for Afghanistan.

“The OIC calls on all parties to observe a truce, respect a ceasefire and enter into direct negotiations,” he told reporters at the close of the conference.

Agence France-Presse

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