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Qureshi Attends OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers in KSA

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has departed for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to attend the meeting of Foreign Ministers’ Council of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dawn news reported Tuesday.
Talking to media before his departure on Tuesday morning, Qureshi said the meeting will finalize agenda of the OIC summit scheduled to be held on May 31 in Makkah. He further disclosed that the meeting will also discuss the tensed security situation in the Middle East.
Qureshi said he will also hold talks with his counterparts as well as the OIC’s Secretary General, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Al Uthaymeen, on the sidelines of the meeting.
A session of OIC’s Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir is also expected to be held where its members will discuss Indian aggression in Kashmir.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who will land in Jeddah on Thursday, will represent Pakistan in the Islamic summit the following day. He will also call upon Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS), in addition to other senior officials, on the sidelines of the event, Qureshi said.
The 14th OIC summit, which is titled “Makkah Summit: Together for the Future” is aimed at developing a unified stance on events in the Islamic world. Host Saudi Arabia, earlier, had extended the invitation to 57 members countries.
The two-day forum will discuss key issues facing the Muslim world, including strengthening unity among Muslim states amid rising tensions in the Arabian Gulf, Arab News reported.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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