Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The Secretary General of Islamic Cooperation calls on the international community to take concrete steps to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute

New York (UNI) - The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir held a ministerial-level meeting on the sidelines of the 20th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 2023, XNUMX.

The meeting was chaired by the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hussein Ibrahim Taha, who reviewed developments in the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir, explaining at the same time that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, over more than four decades, had issued in summit and ministerial meetings many decisions and resolutions in support of and in solidarity with the people. Kashmiris in their struggle to obtain their right to self-determination.

The Secretary-General indicated that this meeting is being held in the wake of the fourth anniversary of the illegal and unilateral measures taken in the Indian-occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir, reiterating the organization’s call to the international community to take concrete steps to resolve this conflict in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, and also stressing the The need for the international community to intensify its efforts to settle the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, to complement the efforts of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

For his part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Jalil Abbas Gilani, briefed the meeting on the current field situation since the last meeting of the contact group, which was held on the sidelines of the forty-ninth session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, in March 2023.

In his speech, he expressed his appreciation to the Secretary-General and members of the Contact Group for their tireless support to Pakistan regarding the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, and reviewed a number of incidents of human rights violations in the Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir region.

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