OIC Ulema Conference on Afghanistan planned

OIC Ulema Conference on Afghanistan planned

ISLAMABAD: Responding to a query, Advisor to the PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that they should wait for a response from Indian side after a letter was handed over to the Indian High Commissioner , extending an invitation to the Indian foreign secretary to visit Islamabad by the end of this month to discuss the Kashmir dispute.

To another question he said, the UN general secretary Ban Ki-moon had offered to facilitate the dialogue if requested by both sides.

OIC General Secretary Iyad Ameen Madani to a query, replied that Muslim countries were sovereign and could take their individual decisions.

Lauding the role played by Pakistan as the founding member, he also dropped a hint that OIC would be soon holding its meeting in Pakistan, being a successful host to many international conferences.

He said his visit also meant as preparation for the upcoming meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in October this year to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

About the issue of Afghanistan , he said OIC was also organizing Ulema Conference for a prosperous, peaceful and united Afghanistan and expressed his gratitude to Pakistan for its support in this regard.

Responding to a question about Palestine, Madani said that the OIC had been in the forefronts to resolve the issue.

He informed that the OIC representative office was opened in Ramallah and expressed the hope that soon there would be a stable unity government in Palestine.

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