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FM Qureshi thanks all departments for successfully conducting OIC meeting
December 20, 2021

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says establishment of a Trust Fund and a resolution for Afghan banking system’s revival are great successes achieved by the 17th Extraordinary Session of OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers.

In a statement on Monday, the Foreign Minister said Allah has bestowed Pakistan great respect and success under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He said the participation of 20 foreign ministers, 10 deputy foreign ministers, and 437 delegates was a huge success for Pakistan, and a great breakthrough made with the coordination between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

It is not a matter of the Taliban but 38 million people of Afghanistan. Afghan people are faced with hunger and famine. They urgently need medicine and food,” he remarked.

The Foreign Minister said the schools could also function only when the government would have the resources to pay salaries.

He said the United States must review its policy considering the public needs.

He also thanked all relevant institutions and individuals for putting in their efforts to hold the moot including the Foreign Office staffers, National Assembly Speaker, Senate, armed forces, and local and international media for their reporting on the extraordinary session.

The Foreign Minister also chaired a high-level meeting attended by Special Secretary Foreign Affairs Raza Bashir Tarar and senior ministry officers.

The Foreign Minister congratulated the officers for making excellent arrangements for the extraordinary session on short notice.

He said effective diplomacy was linked with the economic self-dependence which Pakistan was trying to achieve through economic diplomacy.

He said Pakistan was looking forward to hosting the 48th session of the OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers by March next year.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan had become a focal point of the world’s attention due to its vibrant foreign policy.