Islamabad (UNA-OIC) – Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will attend the 47th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), scheduled for 27-28 November.
Representatives of 57 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and five observer states are expected to attend the meeting to be held in Niamey, the capital of Niger, according to a Foreign Office press release carried by Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).
During the session, the CFM will discuss a wide range of issues confronting the Muslim world, with a particular focus on combating Islamophobia and defamation of the religions, as well as the Palestinian cause and the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
The Pakistani diplomat will highlight the aggravating human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in the wake of India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, and subsequent measures to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory.
Qureshi will also highlight rising incidents of Islamophobia and hate speech against Muslims and emphasize the need for unity of the Islamic world to combat the scourge of Islamophobia and promote inter-faith harmony. He will further hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts of member states on the sidelines of the conference.