OIC calls for peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute

OIC calls for peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute

In his statement, Ambassador Alim reiterated the support of the OIC for the Kashmir cause.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General IyadAmeenMadani has called for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

In his opening statement at the 42nd session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Kuwait on Wednesday, he said that the final resolution, evolved through a sustainable dialogue, should be in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir

According to statement by the Foreign Office of Pakistan, the meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir was chaired by Special Envoy of the OIC Secretary General on Jammu and Kashmir, Ambassador AbdurRehman Abdullah Alim. 

The meeting was attended by Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz; Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan ElmarMamadyarov; Saudi Ambassador Muhammad Ahmed Tayyab; the ambassador of Turkey and Ambassador of Niger DrOumarouAmadouSonrhai. AJK President Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan and Ghulam Muhammad Safi also attended the meeting as the true representatives of the Kashmiri people.

In his statement, Ambassador Alim reiterated the support of the OIC for the Kashmir cause. 

Emphasising the need for the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, he mentioned the mandate given to the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) to monitor the human rights situation and report its findings to the Council of Foreign Ministers.

In his address to the Contact Group, Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz stressed that the Government of Pakistan would continue to extend political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their right to self-determination. 

He emphasised that the Kashmir issue needed to be resolved in accordance with the relevant UN Resolutions and wishes and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

President of PaKSardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan appreciated OIC’s consistent support to the Kashmiri people. 

Courtesy: Daily Times