ISLAMABAD (News10) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) envoys based in Islamabad on Thursday to thank them for OIC’s strong and unequivocal support during the 47th Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) Session in Niamey
FM Qureshi underlined that the unanimous adoption of a strong and comprehensive resolution on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, explicit reiteration of the OIC’s principled position in the Niamey Declaration, and presentation of the report on the visit of the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan and AJK reaffirmed the centrality of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute for OIC and Muslim Ummah.
He also thanked the OIC countries for their support in adoption of other resolutions of importance to Pakistan, including Safeguarding the Rights of Muslim Minorities in non-OIC States and Destruction of Babri Masjid and Protection of Islamic Holy Places.
He also expressed gratitude for the adoption of the Pakistan-sponsored resolution on combating Islamophobia.
The Foreign Minister added that Pakistan looked forward to hosting the 48th Session of CFM in 2021. He underscored that as prospective CFM Chair and member of the Executive Committee, Pakistan will constructively engage with the entire OIC membership to promote unity, peace and prosperity among the Muslim Ummah.
President AJK Sardar Masood Khan thanked the OIC for its consistent support for the Kashmir cause and solidarity in the wake of the grave situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The OIC is the second-largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations with 57 members and five observer states, spanning over four continents. It also represents the collective voice of Muslim Ummah. Pakistan is a founding member of the OIC.