Pakistan’s prime minister has urged foreign ministers from Muslim-majority nations to help end Russia’s war in Ukraine, appealing also to China’s top diplomat to join the effort.
Imran Khan spoke on Tuesday at the start of a two-day gathering in Islamabad of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which for the first time saw the attendance of China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, as a special guest.
The war in Ukraine “could have great consequences for the world,” Khan warned and added that the rest of the planet is “already suffering” with surging prices of oil, gas and wheat from a region known as the breadbasket of the world.
He urged the ministers to “mediate, try to bring about a ceasefire and an end to the conflict”.
The OIC assembly in Islamabad has an formidable schedule that seeks acclaim for extra than a hundred declarations, which include useful resource for financially strapped Afghanistan and help for the Palestinians, and the humans dwelling withinside the disputed location of Kashmir.
“We have failed each the Palestinians and the humans of Kashmir. I am unhappy to mention that we were capable of make no effect at all,” he said.
“We (Muslims) are 1.five billion humans and but our voice to forestall this blatant injustice is insignificant.”
Khan has attempted to place himself at the worldwide stage, however his insistence on persevering with with a go to to Moscow closing month as Russian troops invaded Ukraine confused even his maximum ardent admirers.