On December 10th, the OIC secretary-general will arrive in Pakistan

The Foreign Office announced Thursday that OIC Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha would lead a five-member team to Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir from December 10-12.

At the invitation of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, he will travel to the country for the first time since assuming office in November 2021.

During his visit, the secretary-general will meet with the prime minister and the foreign minister’s entourage.

The OIC secretary-general will also meet with Qamar Zaman Kaira, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Amin-ul-Haq, Minister of Information Technology, and Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister of Commerce.

During bilateral talks, Taha and FM Bilawal will discuss OIC agenda items such as the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Islamophobia, and the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, according to the Foreign Office.

“It will also be an occasion to exchange ideas on crucial issues of economic, social, and technological cooperation among OIC member states,” stated the Foreign Office.

According to the ministry, Pakistan, a founding member of the OIC, will continue to promote Islamic brotherhood, unity, and discourse inside the organization.

The Foreign Office stated that as chair of the Council of Foreign Ministers, Pakistan has worked toward activating the OIC peace and security framework to settle disputes and conflicts.

It stated that Pakistan established the OIC Trust Fund to channel urgent humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, took the lead in combating the repulsive phenomenon of Islamophobia, and promoted collaboration between OIC member states in the areas of trade, commerce, food security, and science and technology.

“The secretary-visit general’s will allow for a discussion on how the OIC can further galvanize itself to fulfill the ambitions of the 1.9 billion Muslims it represents,” the statement continued.