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OIC confce underway, Islamic unity on top of agenda

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Published: 12:59, 28 November 2020  
OIC confce underway, Islamic unity on top of agenda

A meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) is underway in the West African country of Niger, emphasizing the unity of Muslims in tackling Islam phobia.

The two-day meeting, which began on Friday (November 27), is focusing on tackling Islam phobia for peace and development.

The meeting of OIC foreign ministers was inaugurated by Nigerian President Mahamadu Isouifu.

OIC Secretary General Yusuf Al Othaimeen spoke on the occasion.

This year's session is being held at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Center in Niger, the capital of the country.

During the two-day session, the foreign ministers of the OIC member states are discussing a number of issues. The situation of Muslim minorities and communities, especially in non-member countries, is being discussed.

At the inaugural session, the UAE Minister of State for International Aid, Reem Bint Ibrahim, handed over the presidency of the CMF to Niger's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Yakubur on behalf of the UAE Foreign Minister.

After the inaugural ceremony, the heads of delegations of the OIC member states will address various multilateral issues related to the Muslim world as per the pre-arranged schedule. The foreign ministers of the member countries are expected to elect the next OIC secretary general within the meeting.

During the CMF meeting, OIC foreign ministers will discuss how to co-operate with Gambia, which has filed a case with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the Rohingya genocide.

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh AK Abdul Momen was supposed to attend the meeting but could not go as he has been infected by coronavirus.


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