Islamabad (UNA-OIC) – The 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) under the theme (Building Partnerships for Unity, Justice, and Development) will be launched in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, next Tuesday.
The Session will address many topics and the activities of the OIC General Secretariat on implementing the resolutions adopted on various issues in the Islamic world, including the issue of Palestine and Al-Quds Ash-Sharif and the dangerous developments since the last CFM in Niamey 2020. The Session will also discuss several political files, most notably the developments in Afghanistan and its humanitarian consequences for the Afghan people and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which will also be discussed in the sideline meeting of the OIC’s Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.
The Session will address several African issues, including the situation in the Republic of Mali, the Sahel region, and Lake Chad, the fragility of that region, and the situation in Central Africa and the Republic of Guinea. At the Arab level, the foreign ministers will discuss the developments in Yemen, Libya, the Republic of Sudan and Somalia, Syria, and other regions.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Saturday said, “The two-day session is a significant one as it is being held at an important phase when the Ummah is confronted with a host of issues,” citing the Palestine issue and Kashmir issue.
The foreign minister further said that foreign ministers from the member states of the OIC would also deliberate over the Afghan issue as the country was facing serious humanitarian and economic crises.
Other global challenges like economic contraction and its fallout, and climate change, etc. would also come under consideration, he added.
The foreign minister further said that more than 100 resolutions would be considered during the two-day session.
He expressed the confidence that the member states would develop consensus and a comprehensive way forward after their consultation to address all the issues.
Qureshi referring to the recent UN’s adoption of OIC-backed resolution on Islamophobia, said that when the whole Ummah was united on any issue, the result had always been very fruitful. The whole world agreed to combat this issue and dedicated March 15 as a day to highlight it every year.
He said the OIC-CFM would hold deliberations to fully utilize the available resources for the unity, progress and prosperity of the ummah.