Kashmiri delegation attends 38th session of OIC in Kazakhstan
June 30. Kashmir Media Service. Astana
A delegation of Kashmiri representatives, which attended the 38th session of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) in Kazakhstan has appealed the OIC to play a much proactive role for the resolution of Kashmir dispute.
The delegation comprised APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, AJK Prime Minister, Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan Executive Directors of Kashmir Centre Brussels, Washington and London, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl and representative of APHC AJK Chapter, Ghulam Mohammed Safi.
The delegation met the foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, Iran, Turkey and Pakistan.
A special meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Kashmir was held at the conference centre, chaired by the OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu in which the Kashmiri delegation, representatives of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Niger, Pakistan and Kazakhstan were also present.
In his opening speech, Ihsanoglu reaffirmed OIC’s support on the Kashmir dispute and recalled the recent visits of Assistant Secretary General and Special Representatives to the Global Discourse on Kashmir in the European Parliament, and subsequently Azad Kashmir.
In their presentations Pakistan’s state Minister for Foreign affairs, Ms Hina Rabbani Khar stated that the recent Pakistan and India dialogue was a good start and hoped that a durable solution would be found to the Kashmir dispute taking fully on board the Kashmiri leadership. The representatives of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Niger reiterated their continued support for the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The leader of the Kashmir delegation, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, while thanking the OIC for its continued support to the people of Kashmir, appealed the OIC to play a proactive role for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of Kashmiris so that permanent peace could be established in South Asia.
The Kashmiri delegation also presented a memorandum to the OIC Secretary General on behalf of the people of Kashmir.