Islamabad, 20 March 2022 (TDI): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The theme of the 48th CFM is Building Partnerships for Unity, Justice, and Development. The Summit will be held from March 22 to 23, 2022. The OIC’s Secretary-General, Hissein Brahim Taha, will address the meeting.

Aside from the OIC’s post-CFM plans, he will review the significant activities, programs, and projects of the General Secretariat. The Session will address multifarious topics as well as the activities of the OIC General Secretariat.

Agenda of the 48th OIC CFM 

The agenda of the 48th OIC CFM is to evaluate the implementation of the resolutions adopted on various matters in the Islamic world. These include the issue of Palestine as well as Al-Quds Ash-Sharif and the dangerous developments ever since the last CFM in Niamey, Niger 2020.

Several political files will also be deliberated during the upcoming session. These include the developments in Afghanistan and their humanitarian consequences for the Afghan people.

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) will also be discussed on the sidelines in the meeting of the OIC’s Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.

Likewise, 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 will also be discussed.

The Foreign Ministers will discuss the developments in Yemen, Libya, the Republic of Sudan and Somalia, Syria, and other regions as well, at the Arab level.

Additionally, collaboration issues with global partners; the United Nations, the Russian Federation, and the European Union will also be discussed. Moreover, the OIC, on the sidelines, will hold a session of the Open-ended Contact Group on Muslims in Europe.

Issues pertaining to global terrorism and conflict resolution will also be on the CFM’s agenda. Furthermore, the affairs of Muslim groups and communities in non-Member States will be examined.

Also, the OIC will hold the consultations of the Ad Hoc Ministerial Committee on Accountability for Human Rights Violations of the Rohingya. The Session will also cover economic, social, cultural, humanitarian, and scientific issues, including Islamophobia.

It is expected that the periodical report of the Islamophobia Observatory will be presented to the meeting for review. A session under the title; the Role of the Islamic World in Promoting Peace, Justice, and Harmony.

This would include many emerging issues and topics on the global scene and it will be held on the sidelines of the 48th session of the OIC CFM.

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