Organization of Islamic Cooperation in a statement said that the organization’s Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha announced Tariq Aali Bakheet’s appointment as his special envoy to Afghanistan.

Tariq Ali Bakheet was Taha’s Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian, Cultural, and Social Affairs.

The OIC’s new envoy is assigned to follow up on the implementation of the resolution of the Council of Foreign Ministers, particularly as regards coordinating efforts for the supply of humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.

The special representative will not only be coordinating humanitarian assistance and support to Afghanistan but will also pursue economic and political engagement.

Bakheet was appointed at the close of OIC’s 17th extraordinary session on Afghanistan that was held on Sunday, December 19 in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.

The session was aimed at creating an international consensus on Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis and preventing the economic collapse of the country.