The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hissein Brahim Taha, to lead a five-member delegation to Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir from 10 to 12 December, 2022. Notably, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has extended the invitation to the Secretary General of OIC, Hissein Brahim Taha.
Moreover, it will be the first visit of OIC Secretary General Taha to Pakistan from the time since he assumed office in November 2021.
During the visit, Secretary General Taha will call on the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif and will also hold a high level delegation meeting with the Foreign Minister.
He will also hold a meeting with the Minister of Kashmir & Gilgit Baltistan Affairs, the Minister of Information Technology & the Minister of Commerce.
During the bilateral talks, the OIC Secretary General & the Foreign Minister will discuss significant issues on the agenda of the OIC, including the Islamophobia and humanitarian situation in and across Afghanistan. It will also bring in the opportunity to exchange views on the important issues like social, economic as well as technological cooperation among OIC member nations.
Pakistan as a founding member nation of OIC, will be making efforts to promote Islamic solidarity, unity as well as dialogue in the organization.
Notably, As chair of the CFM, it has worked towards completely activating the OIC peace and security architecture to solve the war and conflict issues. Moreover, it has also established the OIC Trust Fund to channel alarming humanitarian assistance and help to Afghanistan, provided the role of leadership to address the abhorrent phenomena of Islamophobia & promote the cooperation between member states of OIC in the domain of trade, commerce, food security, science & technology.
Secretary General’s visit will enable the exchange of views on how OIC can galvanize itself to deliver on the aspirations of at least 1.9 billion Muslims.