OIC Council of Foreign Ministers to hold 47th session in Niamey, Niger

by MCR Correspondent

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has announced plan to hold the 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in the capital of the Republic of Niger, Niamey.

The session which is slated between November 27 and 28, 2020, is themed “United against Terrorism for Peace and Development”.

Secretary General Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen explained that this year’s CFM session will discuss topics and issues of concern to the Muslim world.

“In addition to the Palestinian cause, the fight against violence, extremism and terrorism, Islamophobia and religious defamation, the Council will discuss the situation of Muslim minorities and communities in non-member states.

“It will look into how to raise funds for the Rohingya case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as well as civilizational, cultural and religious dialogue promotion, and other matters that may come before the council,” Al-Othaimeen said.

He added that the OIC foreign ministers will also discuss political, humanitarian, economic, socio-cultural and other issues related to science and technology, the media and the implementation progress on the OIC plan of action 2025.

The other item on the agenda is a brainstorming session on “Security and Humanitarian Challenges Confronting African Sahel States Members of the OIC”.

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