Palestine & Rohingya issues to be discussed in OIC council of foreign ministers meeting 

Islamabad: The Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, on Thursday said that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute was a permanent feature on the agenda of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The OIC statements, both in English and Arabic, announced Palestine & Rohingya issues to be discussed but made no specific mention of Kashmir in the agenda announced in Jeddah.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is holding the 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in the capital of the Republic of Niger, Niamey, on 27 and 28 November 2020, on the theme “United against Terrorism for Peace and Development”.

Placed on the agenda of this year’s CFM session, Secretary General Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen explains, is a list of topics and issues of concern to the Muslim world. In addition to the Palestinian cause, the fight against violence, extremism and terrorism, Islamophobia and defamation of religious, the Council will discuss the situation of Muslim minorities and communities in non-member states, fundraising for the Rohingya case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as well as the promotion of dialogue among civilizations, cultures and religions, and other emerging matters.

The OIC foreign ministers will also discuss, over two days, political, humanitarian, economic, social and cultural and other issues related to science and technology, the media and the progress made in the implementation of the “OIC-2025: Plan of Action” document.

The Council meeting will also feature a brainstorming session on “Security and Humanitarian Challenges Confronting African Sahel States Members of the OIC”.

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