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48th Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers begins in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The 48th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers kicked off in Islamabad on Tuesday under the theme ‘Partnering for Unity, Justice and Development’.

The two-day meeting is being attended by Foreign Ministers and High-Level Dignitaries from Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member and Observer States.

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The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Senior Officials from non-OIC Countries, Senior Representatives from the United Nations system, Regional and International Organizations including the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are also participating in the meeting.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will deliver the keynote address at the Inaugural Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers.

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The 48th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers assumes special significance given the backdrop of opportunities and challenges before the Muslim world in the political, security, social and economic spheres.

Apart from an appraisal of the global and regional landscapes, the meeting will inter alia reaffirm the long- standing solidarity and support of its membership with the people of Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir; reiterate its resolve to combat rising Islamophobia; and discuss strategies to counter the effects of climate change, vaccine inequity and erosion in progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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