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Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs attended the Annual Coordination Meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers on the sidelines of 69th Session of UN General Assembly. The meeting was chaired by Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia and attended by the Foreign Ministers of Member States, Secretary- General OIC and Deputy Secretary General of United Nations. The participating Foreign Ministers delivered policy statements on the important issues faced by Muslim world and stressed the need for greater harmony and unity of purposes to overcome these challenges.

Addressing the gatherings, the Advisor thanked the OIC for its consistent support to the people of Jammu & Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for realization of self-determination, which was promised to them by international community and top Indian leadership. The Adviser apprised his OIC counterparts of the continuing gross and systematic human rights violations and persecution in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The Adviser reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to finding a just and peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and aspiration of Kashmiri people. Regretting India’s decision to call of Foreign Secretary level talks, the Adviser expressed the hope that India would soon recognize the importance of meaningful dialogue for durable peace and in the interest one and a half billion people of South Asia.

The Adviser reiterated Pakistan’s unequivocal condemnation of Israeli aggression and carnage in Occupied Gaza. Noting that the situation in Palestine was still untenable despite ceasefire, the Adviser stressed that establishment of an independent and viable Palestine state on the basis of pre-1967 border was the only guarantee of lasting peace in the region.

The Adviser also voiced Pakistan’s serious concerns over the destructive conflict in Syria and Iraq and called on the OIC and member states to resolve their differences through dialogue in the spirit of Islamic solidarity and fraternity.

26 september,2014

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