ISLAMABAD, December 15, (Asia Free Press): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Wednesday said Pakistan looks forward to welcoming the foreign ministers to Islamabad for the 17th Extraordinary Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) on Afghanistan on December 19, 2021.
Pakistan is in high gear to host the foreign ministers of the OIC countries, with preparations underway in the capital ahead of the main event on December 19 to avert a humanitarian crisis and the economic collapse in war-torn Afghanistan, APP reported.
For the OIC CFMs meeting, the Parliament House has been selected as the venue where the plenary sessions will be held, according to Government officials.
On December 19, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the said event, being attended by the OIC Secretary-General Hissein Brahim, foreign ministers of the Islamic countries, and other international delegates, claimed government officials.
The representatives from the United Nations system, International Financial Institutions (IFI), foreign and regional organizations, and non-OIC members have also been invited to attend the event.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will host a dinner on December 18, for the visiting OIC foreign ministers.
Media outlets, both local and foreign, have also paced up their momentum to highlight the importance of the upcoming OIC CFM’s Extraordinary Session. For the facilitation of local and foreign journalists, the government has established two media centres, i.e., at the main venue and the hotel for stay of foreign media persons.
The upcoming Extraordinary Session in Islamabad is expected to provide an opportunity to consider practical arrangements and concrete steps to help address the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people.