The Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia welcomed the outcomes of the Declaration of Peace in Afghanistan conference, which was held under the umbrella of the Muslim World League and the auspices of Saudi Arabia.
In a statement on Friday, the Council’s general secretariat called on all parties in Afghanistan to respond to the call for peace, knowledge and wisdom issued in the declaration for the sake of their country’s interest.
The Council commended the efforts of Saudi Arabia, which it said has always stood with Islamic Afghanistan, calling for unity and providing all kinds of support to achieve this goal.
Senior Islamic scholars from Pakistan and Afghanistan signed on Thursday the historic “Declaration of Peace in Afghanistan”, paving the way for a solution to the long-standing Afghan crisis. The Declaration supports negotiations between the warring factions and rejects all acts of violence and extremism in all forms and manifestations.
Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organization, noted that the historic announcement reflected the great efforts made by Saudi Arabia, the head of the Islamic Summit, and its pioneering role in reconciliation between the parties in Islamic countries.
The conference brought senior scholars of Afghanistan and Pakistan together for the first time to achieve reconciliation for the Afghan people.
The declaration stipulates for a final and comprehensive solution to the Afghan conflict through reconciliation between the warring parties in Afghanistan, by addressing all political, social, economic, and other related issues.
Al-Othaimeen praised the spirit of brotherhood that prevailed in the conference between Islamic scholars in Pakistan and Afghanistan.