DR. YOUSEF AHMAD AL-OTHAIMEEN, SECRETARY GENERAL, ORGANIZATION OF ISLAMIC COOPERATION (OIC) CALLS ON THE PRIME MINISTER

April 11, 2017

Dr. Yousef Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at Islamabad today. 
While warmly welcoming the Secretary General to Pakistan, the Prime Minister emphasized that OIC has an important role to play at the regional and international levels. 
The Prime Minister thanked OIC and brotherly Muslim countries for expressing solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the realization of their right to self-determination. The report of Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of OIC that visited Azad Jammu Kashmir and the Line of Control last month should be disseminated widely to highlight the suffering of the Kashmiri people, proposed the Prime Minister. 
The Prime Minister stated that regional peace and prosperity are his government’s priority. Pakistan is looking forward to partner with brotherly Muslim countries for mutually beneficial economic development for which OIC can play a vital role, added the Prime Minister. 
The Prime Minister assured the Secretary General of Pakistan’s active engagement with OIC and supporting its goals and objectives. 
Dr. Yousef Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, thanked the Prime Minister for his warm welcome and stated that Pakistan is an important member of OIC. Pakistan has contributed tremendously towards regional peace and security through this forum, stated the OIC Secretary General. 
Dr. Yousef Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, congratulated the Prime Minister on successfully hosting the 13th ECO Summit recently held at Islamabad. 
The meeting was also attended by Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ali Abolhassani Shahreza, Director Asian Affairs of OIC, and other senior officials.