Pakistan FM participates in OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi led the Pakistan delegation at the meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Jeddah, preparatory to the 14th Islamic Summit Conference.

The OIC Council of Foreign Ministers deliberated on and adopted outcome documents for the forthcoming Makkah Summit.

Speaking during the meeting, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi drew the participants’ attention towards grave human rights violations taking place in the Indian occupied Kashmir.

“The Kashmiris right to self-determination continues to be denied through illegal occupation and a concerted campaign of torture, humiliation, rape and violence,” Qureshi said.

The foreign minister also sought support of the OIC member states for constituting a Commission of Inquiry under the UN to investigate the violations and excesses in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

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Shah Mahmood Qureshi also made a detailed reference to the situation in Palestine, strongly condemning the continuing Israeli atrocities against innocent Palestinians. He called for consideration of measures to guarantee the safety and security of Palestinians in the occupied territories.

“While reaffirming full solidarity with the Palestinian people, Pakistan renews its call for establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous state of Palestine, on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, pre-1967 borders, and with Al Quds Al-Sharif as its capital,” he said.