Islamabad, 20 March 2022 (TDI): On the 22nd and 23rd of March 2022, Pakistan will host the 48th Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Islamabad.

Partnering for Unity, Justice, and Development is the theme of the Ministerial Conference. The gathering will take place on the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence.

The CFM is being attended by Foreign Ministers and high-ranking officials from OIC Member and Observer States. They will also be honored guests at the Pakistan Day Parade on March 23, 2022.

As a Special Guest, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People’s Republic of China will be present. Top officials from non-OIC countries, as well as senior representatives from the UN system, regional and international organizations such as the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council, will attend.

On March 22, 2022, Prime Minister Imran Khan will deliver the keynote address at the Inaugural Session. The CFM will be chaired by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Given the potential and difficulties that the Muslim world faces in the political, security, social, and economic arenas, the CFM has its unique significance.

Apart from an assessment of global and regional landscapes, the CFM will reaffirm its membership’s long-standing solidarity and support for the people of Palestine and Jammu, and Kashmir. 

CFM will also work to resolve the combat rising Islamophobia, and discuss strategies to combat the effects of climate change, vaccine inequity, and erosion in progress toward the SDGs.

The CFM will analyze and review the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in India’s Illegal Occupation on Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir will hold a ministerial meeting as well.

The Ministerial meeting will review the measures made to address the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan during the OIC-17th CFM’s Extraordinary Session in Islamabad in December 2021.

Over 100 resolutions will be considered and adopted at the Islamabad Ministerial on a wide range of topics, including peace and security, economic development, cultural and scientific collaboration, as well as humanitarian, legal, administrative, and financial challenges.

Pakistan has been a staunch supporter of the OIC from its inception. Pakistan has played a pivotal role in forging connections of unity and solidarity, supporting international law’s precepts, and developing economic, scientific, and cultural collaborations.

Pakistan hosting this CFM continues to show a long tradition of hosting high-level OIC summits and ministerial meetings since the Organization’s inception.

It also represents the Pakistani people’s unwavering dedication to strengthening Muslim ties and fostering cooperative collaborations.