ISLAMABAD: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha arrived in Pakistan on Saturday for a three-day official visit to the country, his first since assuming office in November last year.
During his visit, Taha is expected to meet the Pakistani leadership to discuss economic, social and technological cooperation among OIC member countries, Pakistan’s foreign office confirmed in a statement.
Headquartered in Jeddah, the OIC is the second-largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations, with a membership of 57 states across four continents. It serves as a collective voice of the Muslim world to ensure and safeguard their interests in economic, social, and political spheres.
Taha was received by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the OIC, Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, and Director-General OIC Farrukh Iqbal Khan.
“During his visit, he will be holding a meeting with Prime Minister and hold talks with Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari along with visiting Azad Jammu and Kashmir,” the foreign office said.
The FO added the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Islamophobia, and the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan would be discussed during Taha’s visit.
“It will also be an opportunity to exchange views on economic, social, and technological cooperation among OIC member countries,” the FO added.
Pakistan, one of the founding members of the OIC, has vowed to continue with its efforts to promote Islamic solidarity, unity, and dialogue in the organization.