Islamabad, 22 March 2022 (TDI): Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 48th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Islamabad. The two counterparts deliberated upon bilateral ties. They exchanged views on the latest regional and global developments.

Foreign Minister D., Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani arrived in Islamabad to attend the 48th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers.

The Pakistani Foreign Minister reflected that Pakistan and Bahrain enjoy traditionally close and brotherly ties, embedded in common faith and shared values.

He accentuated the significance of further boosting collaboration between the two countries including cooperation at multilateral fora. In addition, Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored that Pakistan stays committed to further bolstering brotherly bonds.

Moreover, as a founding member of the OIC Pakistan aims to promote practical collaboration amongst the Muslim Ummah to promote Islamic solidarity.

The duo also evaluated the significant issues encountered by the Islamic countries and the world at large. Furthermore, they assessed the avenues for a more eminent role of the OIC in that respect.

48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of OIC

The 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is being held in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The theme of the 48th CFM is Building Partnerships for Unity, Justice, and Development. The Summit will last for two days from March 22 to 23, 2022.

The Session will address multifarious topics as well as the activities of the OIC General Secretariat. 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, the developments in Afghanistan and their humanitarian consequences for the Afghan people, and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

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.