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Islamic university to be set up in Kabul

Islamic university to be set up in Kabul

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Dec 15, 2013 - 17:22

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday announced arranging a conference of religious scholars on suicide attacks and the construction of an International Islamic university in Kabul.

Ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai told a news conference the creation of the Islamic university in Kabul had been agreed at the 40th meeting of the Organisation of the Islamic Conferenceinfo-icon (OIC) in Kenya on Dec 9.

Deputy Foreign Minister Ershad Ahmadi had also participated in the OIC meeting, he said, adding the university would be established with the financial support of Islamic Development Bank and OIC member countries.

Mosazai said the OIC meeting had decided to hold a conference in Kabul on Sept. 24, 2014 to condemn suicide attacks and highlight prohibition of such actions by Islam. Ulemainfo-icon from Islamic countries would also participate in the conference.

The spokesman also touched on President Hamid Karzai’s recent trip to Iran and the signing of a friendship agreement with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rohani.

He said foreign ministers of both countries and a joint committee would soon start working on the text of the agreement. Under the pact, the two countries will expand economic, political, cultural and security relations.

Iran had been supporting Afghanistaninfo-icon over the 10 past years, the spokesman acknowledged, saying the neighbour wanted that cooperation within the framework of the agreement.

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