46th session of OIC’s CFM starts in Abu Dhabi

IRNA – The 46th session of the OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) started in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

The 46th session of the CFM of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (March 1-2) is hosted by the UAE and is entitled “50 Years of Islamic Cooperation: Road Map for Prosperity and Development”.

The UAE invited Indian Minister of External Affairs Minister to attend the inaugural session of the meeting as a ‘guest of honor’ and Pakistan Foreign Minister said he will not attend the OIC meeting if Indian External Affairs Minister participates in it.

Meanwhile, Qatari Foreign Ministry said it will attend it and dispatched a delegation for the purpose.

That’s the first time after Qatar’s crisis with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, a senior Qatari official is visiting Abu Dhabi.

Sky News website quoted the UAE Foreign Minister as telling the inaugural session that tough measures should be taken against parties supporting terrorism.

He said his country wants adoption of measures against terrorism and extremism, especially through media.

Referring to the OIC role in supporting security and peace, he emphasized that expansion of the ideology of extremism, spread of terrorism and continued clashes prompt confronting such devastating challenges.

As for Palestine, he underlined that his country sides Palestinian nation and their demand, chiefly formation of an independent state based on the 1967 borders with the holy Quds being its capital.