OIC condemns continuing violence in Central African Republic

November 19, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen condemned the continuing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the latest being the attack on a camp for internally displaced persons in the town of Alindao on 15 November, where at least 37 people and a Tanzanian peacekeeper were reported killed by armed groups.

The secretary general conveyed his profound sympathies and condolences to the victims’ families as well as to the governments and people of the Central African Republic and the United Republic of Tanzania.

In face of these abominable crimes, the OIC chief has called on the Central African Republic authorities to bring those responsible to justice. He noted that these cowardly attacks targeting defenseless civilians and peacekeepers protecting civilians in the efforts of the International Community to stabilize the country and the region are attempts by the enemies of peace to undermine these efforts.

Dr. Al-Othaimeen restated the principal position of the OIC against all forms of terrorism. He called upon the United Nations Security Council and the African Union to continue their active involvement in CAR and called equally on the OIC Member States to provide all the necessary support to the political process in CAR and contain the security situation and protect civilians.

Source: International Islamic News Agency