OIC appoints special envoy on Kashmir

OIC appoints special envoy on Kashmir

MAKKAH: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has appointed Saudi Arabia’s Yousef Aldobeay as its special envoy on Jammu and Kashmir, Express Tribune Newspaper reported

OIC reiterated its support for the legitimate right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people in accordance with UN resolutions, the newspaper reported while quoting the Foreign Office.

The 14th OIC summit in the holy city of Makkah backed the host, Saudi Arabia, in the face of escalating tensions with Iran and threw its support behind the Palestinians ahead of a US-led peace plan suspected to be skewed in favour of Israel.

“The Foreign Office said the summit communique called for expediting establishment of a UN commission of inquiry to investigate grave human rights violations and urged India to allow the commission and other international organisations access to Indian Administered Kashmir,” the report stated .

“The conference also commended the report of OIC’s Human Rights Commission, highlighting rights abuses in IOK. It welcomed Pakistan’s offer to host 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Islamabad in 2021,” the newspaper report added.

The OIC meeting, the third and final Iran-focused summit hosted by Saudi Arabia in Makkah this week, condemned a ‘terrorist attack’ on Saudi Arabia’s oil pumping stations which targeted global oil supplies, according to its communique.

Earlier, addressing the Muslim leaders, Saudi King Salman warned that ‘terrorist’ attacks in the Gulf region could imperil global energy supplies. “We confirm that terrorist actions not only target the kingdom and the Gulf region, but also target the safety of navigation and world oil supplies.”

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