Islamabad, May 03 (KMS): Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who recently concluded his three-day first foreign trip since taking office, met with Hissein Brahim Taha, the General Secretary of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and discussed with him the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, ongoing violence against Palestinians by Israel, and the global rise of Islamophobia.
As per a press release by the Pakistan PM’s office, Sharif thanked the OIC General Secretary for the organisation’s “consistent and unequivocal” support in the Kashmir issue between Pakistan and its neighbour India.
He also urged the organisation to “lead the diplomatic endeavours towards facilitating a peaceful and lasting solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people”.
The two dignitaries also discussed the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian clashes and the violence that took place at the Al-Aqsa mosque.
There were also discussions about combating global Islamophobia and the necessity for aid for the Afghan people.
Sharif also extended an invitation to Pakistan to Secretary-General Taha, who accepted it.
The Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan has existed since the two countries gained independence from British rule in 1947.
Before finishing his three –day visit to Saudi Arabia, the Pakistan Prime Minister also conducted a one-day visit to the United Arab Emirates and met Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.