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Saudi Arabia seeks consensus on Afghanistan at OIC summit in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which is chaired by Saudi Arabia, laid out plans for relief efforts in Afghanistan.
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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation's Council of Foreign Ministers met Dec.19 in Pakistan. With a membership of 57 states across four continents, the OIC is the world's second largest organization after the United Nations. The council is one of the forum's key bodies.

In addition to foreign ministers and other envoys from member states, the conference brought together representatives from the United Nations and the members of its Security Council, European Union and several other nonmember countries like Japan and Germany as well as global financial institutions and international and regional organizations.

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