Islamabad, 8 December 2022 (TDI): On the invitation of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Secretary-General Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein Brahim Taha, will lead a five-member delegation to Pakistan from 10-12 December, Foreign Office.

According to the Foreign Office Statement, Secretary-General OIC will also pay his visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir. This will be his first country visit to Pakistan since he assumed office on November 2021.

His engagements during the three-day visit include meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan and a delegation-level meeting with the Foreign Minister.

He will also meet with the Minister of Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan Affairs, the Minister of Information Technology, and the Minister of Commerce, Foreign Office.

During bilateral talks, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto and OIC Secretary-General will discuss inter alia issues on the agenda of OIC including the Jammu & Kashmir dispute, Islamophobia, and the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the statement noted.

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Moreover, the two will also exchange views on vital issues of economic, social, and technological cooperation among OIC member countries.

According to the Foreign Office, Pakistan as a founding member of OIC will continue to make efforts to promote Islamic solidarity, unity, and dialogue in the organization.

Pakistan as a Chair of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM)-OIC always worked towards fully activating the OIC peace and security architecture to resolve disputes and conflicts, and establishment of the OIC Trust Fund to channel humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, Foreign Office.

As a Chair of the CFM, Pakistan worked to promote the cooperation between OIC member states in the domain of trade, commerce, food security, science, and technology, Foreign Office stated.

Furthermore, Pakistan Provided a leadership platform to address the abhorrent issue of Islamophobia, Statement noted.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, OIC Secretary-General’s visit will enable the exchange of views on how OIC can galvanize itself further to deliver on the aspirations of the 1.9 billion Muslims that it represents.