Pakistan will host 48th OIC CFM session in Islamabad on March 22-23

Pakistan is hosting the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Islamabad on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The thematic focus of the Ministerial Conference is on ‘Partnering for Unity, Justice and Development’.

The meeting will coincide with the 75th anniversary celebrations of Pakistan’s Independence.

Foreign Ministers and high-level dignitaries from OIC Member and Observer States are attending the Council of Foreign Ministers and will also witness the Pakistan Day Parade on 23rd March 2022 as Guests of Honour.

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People’s Republic of China will attend as a Special Guest.

Senior officials from non-OIC countries, senior representatives from the United Nations system, regional and international organizations, including the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council will also participate.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will deliver the keynote address at the Inaugural Session on Tuesday.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi will chair the Council of Foreign Ministers.

The CFM assumes special significance given the backdrop of opportunities and challenges before the Muslim world in the political, security, social and economic spheres.

The Council of Foreign Ministers will inter alia reaffirm the long- standing solidarity and support of its membership with the people of Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir; reiterate its resolve to combat rising Islamophobia and discuss strategies to counter the effects of climate change.

The CFM will review and assess the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and will also discuss to support Afghanistan.

The Ministerial meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir will also take place on the sidelines.

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