Islamabad, March 22 (KMS): Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha on Tuesday deplored that Jammu and Kashmir dispute had not found solution for a very long time.
Addressing at the 48th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Islamabad, today, he termed the Indian government’s actions of August 5, 2019 that changed the special status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir as violations of the UN Security Council resolutions. He reiterated the OIC’s call to support the rights of the Kashmiri people to self-determination in line with the UN Security Council resolutions.
The OIC Secretary General said that Palestinian people had been facing illegal Israeli occupation and the forceful colonization of their lands. Condemning the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, he said Israeli actions were stark negation of the international laws and the UN resolutions for the peaceful settlement of the issue.
Hissein Brahim Taha called for making of concerted efforts by all the OIC member states to tackle the various challenges being faced by the Muslim Ummah. He said that the 48th session was being held under the theme of ‘Partnership to build unity, justice and development’, and laid emphasis on making the joint efforts to realize the collective objectives of the OIC.
He also expressed his gratitude to the government and the people of Pakistan for the warm welcome and hosting of the session. He also lauded Pakistan for its strong commitment to the charter of the OIC and its contributions for the unity and solidarity of the Muslim Ummah.
Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia (OIC Summit Chair) Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, in his statement, also reaffirmed his country’s support to the OIC efforts for the just resolution of the Palestinian and Jammu and Kashmir issues. He stressed further consolidation of efforts and unity among the Muslims to confront the varied challenges.
Extending felicitation to the member-states on the adoption of UN resolution against Islamophobia, he termed it a great achievement of the OIC and its member states.