Remarks Delivered by H.E. Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri – Acting Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan at the Open-Ended Extraordinary meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the Level of Foreign Ministers
to Discuss the Implications of US Administration’s Peace Plan (Deal of the Century) announced on 28 January 2020
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Excellency Mr. Chairman, Excellency the Secretary General, Honorable Foreign Minister State of Palestine, Excellencies Foreign Ministers and Representatives of the Member States.
We meet at the time of immense challenges and opportunities in this extremely vital gathering; we are here to discuss and take a collective stand on the implications of the US Administration Plan known as Deal of the Century announced late January 2020.
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan stands firmly with the Muslim Ummah and supports the collective decision of the member states and the two-state solution based on 1967 Palestine territory with the city of East Al Quds Sharif as an eternal capital for the state of Palestine.
We strongly believe, any mutually acceptable peace deal must be backed by international laws and UN Security Council resolutions.
As H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan stated at the Extraordinary Islamic Summit Conference, in Istanbul on 18th May 2018:
“The question of Palestine is a question of the Arab world, the Muslim world and the world at large. Failure to address it has robbed several generations of stability and prosperity. Continual failure to address it could deprive us of the opportunity to replace the unfolding clash of civilizations with a genuine dialogue of civilization.
I pray that we rise to overcome our collective challenges. The people of Palestine, whose suffering has brought us here, want more than our sympathy.
They want our support to break the vicious circle that has robbed them of leading dignified lives. I trust that we translate our collective pain into collective action. ”
In conclusion, I would like to thank the Custodian of the two Mosques, the Chairman, the OIC Secretariat for organizing this meeting. I would also like to thank the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for being the host country.