Islamabad, 23 March 2022 (TDI): The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein Brahim Taha, met with the State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi.

Both dignitaries are visiting Pakistan for the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC, held yesterday. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 48th session OIC CFM.

During the meeting, the two officials evaluated the long-standing and deep-rooted historical ties between China and the Muslim world. Likewise, they also reviewed the whole spectrum of ties between the OIC and China as well as future prospects.

In addition, the Chinese Foreign Minister and the Secretary-General of the OIC deliberated upon ways to boost bilateral dialogue and collaboration in economic, political, cultural, health, education, and inter-civilizational dialogue matters.

Areas of collaboration between China and the Member States of OIC, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were also discussed during the meeting.

The Chinese Foreign Minister on his part described the positive “role of the OIC as a bridge between China and the Muslim world.” Whilst for his part, the Secretary-General applauded the interest China shows to Muslim world issues.

Lastly, the two parties also exchanged views on a set of regional as well as global issues pertaining to mutual concern for mutual benefit.

48th Session of the CFM of the OIC

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

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

The Session addressed multifarious topics as well as the activities of the OIC General Secretariat. The agenda of the 48th OIC CFM was to evaluate the implementation of the resolutions adopted on various matters in the Islamic world.