Islamabad invited the Islamic Emirate to the summit of the Organization of the Islamic Countries due to be held on December 19, the foreign ministry said on Monday.
Waliullah Shaheen, head of the Center For Strategic Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the Afghan economy, banking system and the normalization of Afghanistan’s relations with the world are the main agenda items for the meeting.
“The economy, banking system and normalization of Afghanistan’s relations with the world are the agenda items of the meeting, and we, as the foreign ministry (of Afghanistan), will participate in this meeting,” he said.
In addition to the members of the OIC, Pakistan media reported that delegations from the US, Russia, Britain, the European Union, the World Bank and humanitarian organizations have also been invited to the conference.
Regarding what Pakistan really seeks in convening the summit, political analysts offered their views:
“Pakistan will urge the rich countries to help Afghanistan, to avert the economic crisis in the country,” said Tahir Khan, a Pakistani journalist.
“Many Islamic countries don’t have good ties with Afghanistan. I hope these countries rebuild their relations and together make a decision on recognizing Afghanistan,” said Sayed Ishaq Gailani, head of the National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan.