Pakistan’s envoy to Saudi Arabia meets OIC Secretary General


ISLAMABAD, June 6 (APP): The Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia
Khan Hasham bin Saddique called on the OIC Secretary General Dr Yousaf A Al-Othaimeen at the OIC secretariat in Jeddah.
According to a press statement received here on Tuesday, the
ambassador while talking with the Secretary General said, “Our combined efforts have, directly and indirectly, strengthened the OIC’s institutions and have let us take united positions on the issues pertaining to Islamic world.”
Khan Hasham bin Siddique reiterated Pakistan’s stance on Palestine
issue and said Pakistan has given its unequivocal support to the issue of Palestine and has always supported the establishment of a Palestinian State with Al-Quds al-Sharif as its capital.
The ambassador thanked the OIC Secretary General on the continued
support given to Pakistan on various matters including Kashmir issue.
He said people of Pakistan greatly value the role of the
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for promotion of the Kashmir cause at international level.
He said Pakistan greatly appreciate Assistant Secretary General and
Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) on Jammu and Kashmir Ambassador Abdullah Al-Alim for his meaningful role in the context of Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
He also thanked the OIC on writing to the Indian government to allow
OIC fact finding mission to Indian occupied Kashmir early this year.
He hoped that India will accept the OIC’s request for objective and fair
assessment of human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
The OIC Secretary General Dr Yousaf A Al-Othaimeen appreciated the
meaningful role played by Pakistan in the OIC.
He reiterated the OIC’s stance on Kashmir dispute and said peaceful
resolution of Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of Kashmiri people and in accordance with the UNSC resolutions would bring durable peace in the region.
The OIC Secretary General recalled his recent visit to Pakistan and
his meetings with the president and prime minister and interior minister of Pakistan and termed the meetings very useful.
The OIC Secretary General appreciated Pakistan’s contribution in
enhancing the higher education in OIC member countries by providing 100 scholarships to students of OIC member countries.