Pakistan hosts Islamic Cooperation Conference | News
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Sohail Mahmood, opened this Tuesday in Islamabad, the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC-CFM), which will last until Wednesday with the theme main “Association for unity, justice and development”.
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The organization’s secretary general, Hussein Ibrahim Taha, reviewed the most important activities of the General Secretariat, its projects and programs during the past period, as well as the organization’s post-conference plans.
The session deals with the implementation of the decisions issued on various issues in the Islamic world, including the issue of Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the important and dangerous developments that it witnessed throughout the period after the last meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Niamey 2020.
The session also discusses various political issues, in particular the evolution of the situation in Afghanistan and its humanitarian consequences for the Afghan people, as well as the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a disputed territory between India and Pakistan.
Another topic for discussion is current affairs in Africa, including the situation in the Republic of Mali, the Sahel region and Lake Chad, and the fragility of the situation in that region, as well as the situation in Central Africa and the Republic of Guinea.
In the case of the Arab countries, the foreign ministers will discuss the evolution of events in Yemen, Libya and the Republic of Sudan, in addition to Somalia, Syria and other regions.
Issues of cooperation with international partners, the United Nations, the Russian Federation and the European Union are also discussed at the annual meeting. On the sidelines of the session, the organization will hold a meeting of the Open-Ended Contact Group of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Muslims in Europe.
The foreign ministers and representatives of the 57 member countries of the organization have arrived in Islamabad, among which the Iranian, Hossein Amirabdollahian, and the Chinese, Wang Yi, stand out.