Pakistani FM Qureshi held important meeting with OIC Secretary General in Islamabad

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Pakistani FM Qureshi held important meeting with OIC Secretary General in Islamabad

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan is ready to extend cooperation to the United Nations and other organizations willing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.

He was talking to the OIC Secretary General Hissein Ibrahim Taha in Islamabad today (Friday).

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan believes there should be no preconditions for extending humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.

He called for taking immediate steps to avert exodus of refugees and re-emergence of conflicts in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister said being founding member of the OIC, Pakistan is determined to uphold its values and objectives.

He said Pakistan is also looking forward to host the 48th meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in March next year. He said hosting the OIC meetings show the seriousness of Pakistan to carry forward the goals of Muslim Ummah.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized the need for greater cooperation amongst the OIC members in the areas of science and economy.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan commends OIC's consistent support for the oppressed people of Kashmir.

Alluding to Indian atrocities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan desires resolution of Kashmir dispute in line with UN Security Council resolutions. He said the international community should take steps and hold accountable those committing blatant human rights violations in the occupied territory.