Preparations underway for conference of OIC foreign ministers in Abidjan

June 18, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Jeddah (IINA) � Preparations are currently ongoing at the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to convene the 44th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) scheduled to take place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on July 10-11.

The 44th CFM will be held under the theme of The Role of Youth, Peace and Development in a World of Solidarity. Some of the prominent issues that will top the agenda of the conference include countering terrorism, extremism and Islamophobia as well as the latest developments in the regional and international scenes, particularly the Palestinian question and the situation in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Afghanistan.

The CFM will also discuss the humanitarian situation in a number of countries, particularly Somalia, Nigeria, and countries of the Lake Chad Basin, in addition to the humanitarian and political situation in the Central African Republic (CAR).

The foreign ministers will also deliberate on the situation of Muslim communities in non-OIC member states, particularly the Rohingya in Myanmar and Muslims in the Philippines and Thailand.

There will be meetings of the OIC Contact Groups on Muslims in Europe and on Jammu and Kashmir which will be held on the sidelines of the conference.

The session will further discuss the latest developments in the economic, cultural, social and media fields, besides the issues of youth and women, science and technology, and the ongoing efforts to implement the OIC’s Ten-Year Program of Action (2015-2025).

Source: International Islamic News Agency