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OIC secretary general arrives in Pakistan for official visit

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein Brahim Taha, and a five-member delegation arrived in Islamabad on Saturday for a three-day official visit.

Taha will be travelling to the country for the first time since taking office in November 2021 at the invitation of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

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They will meet at the delegation level to discuss topics on the OIC agenda, including Jammu & Kashmir, Islamophobia, and the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

The OIC secretary general will visit Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) during his trip and will also meet with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

The ministers of commerce, and information technology, and the minister of Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan affairs will also meet with the OIC secretary general.

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The bilateral discussions would “provide an opportunity to exchange views on critical problems of economic, social, and technological cooperation among OIC member nations,” according to the Foreign Office.

It further stated that Pakistan, an OIC founding member, would keep working to advance Islamic unity, solidarity, and communication within the organization.

The FO further stated that Pakistan has worked to fully activate the OIC peace and security framework to address disputes and conflicts and established the OIC Trust Fund to channel critical humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan as the chair of the Council of Foreign Ministers.

It also emphasized Pakistan’s leadership in addressing the serious problem of Islamophobia and its promotion of collaboration among OIC members in the fields of trade, commerce, food security, science, and technology.


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