MAKKAH: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, in Makkah on Sunday.
They discussed developments in the Islamic world, the situation of Muslims in non-OIC countries and issues on the OIC’s agenda, in particular combating Islamophobia, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Al-Othaimeen praised Pakistan’s efforts in presenting the International Day to Combat Islamophobia resolution adopted by the Council of Foreign Ministers at its last session in Niger.
He also praised Pakistan’s leading efforts of OIC member states at the UN in New York to present a draft resolution to the next session of the UN General Assembly regarding the adoption of an international day to combat Islamophobia.
They also discussed cooperation between the OIC and Pakistan in light of the country hosting the next session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, and stressed the need to strengthen joint Islamic action, cooperation and solidarity among member states to confront all common challenges. Khan praised the pivotal role played by the OIC in this context.
The prime minister had earlier performed Umrah. Upon his arrival at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, he was received by officials from the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.
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