‘Kashmir Top of OIC Agenda’


Islamabad: Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Youssef bin Al-Ottaimeeen on Monday said OIC is in full agreement with Pakistan over peaceful resolution of the Jammu Kashmir dispute.

He said this during a joint news briefing with Sartaj Aziz, Advisor on Foreign Affairs to Pakistan Premier, following their talks in Islamabad.

The OIC secretary general said that his organisation has same position as that of Pakistan on issues of Kashmir, Palestine, Islamophobia and plight of Muslim communities in non-Muslim countries.

The OIC secretary general said the two sides have vowed to work closely on all issues facing the Ummah.

Replying to a question he said Kashmir has always been on the top of the OIC’s agendas. He said the OIC has been urging India to provide access to Kashmir  but unfortunately India has declined to accede to the request.

He said India also opposed dispatch of an OIC Human Rights Commission to its side of Kashmir. 

The OIC secretary general said despite denial by India, we should keep pressure on New Delhi on the issue of human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and peaceful resolution of the dispute.

About conflict in Syria, he said it has two dimensions – political and humanitarian. He said OIC wants political solution of the problem and mobilizing support for refugees to alleviate their sufferings.


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