Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar has said Pakistan wants to promote peace, stability and friendly neighbourhood, and development without becoming part of any bloc.

Addressing news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon, he said Pakistan invited China as a special guest to the recently concluded 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation as Beijing wants to promote cooperation with the OIC countries.

He said China has a lot to bring to the table to further enhance its cooperation with the Islamic countries and with that spirit we invited Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as a special guest to participate in the OIC CFM conference.

Giving an overview of the outcomes of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting that concluded in Islamabad, Asim Iftikhar said it is a landmark event in Pakistan’s diplomacy and in the context of Islamabad’s leading role in the Islamic world.

He said 140 resolutions on the entire range of political, security, humanitarian, economic, social, legal and financial issues, Muslim minorities, Islamophobia, arms control, terrorism, COVID-19 response, illicit financial flows and corruption, mediation, and OIC reforms were adopted.

The Spokesperson said that 20 resolutions were either sponsored or co-sponsored by Pakistan.

Asim Iftikhar said an action plan was also adopted by the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.             

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