OIC Chief meets Indian envoy to KSA, proposes to send team to IIOJK

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The Secretary General of the Organisation of Is-lamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen has sought to send a delegation to Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and raised issues concerning the situation of Muslims in India.

Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen held a meet-ing with India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Ausaf Sayeed, in Jeddah.

“The Secretary General welcomed Ambassador Ausaf Sayeed and reviewed with him a number of issues concerning the situation of Muslims in India, along with the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, and relevant UN and OIC resolutions opposing any uni-lateral actions on the issue,” a statement issued by the OIC said.

He conveyed the desire of the OIC General Se-cretariat to dispatch a delegation to the disputed territory in line with relevant resolutions of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, the statement added.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokes-person, Arindham Bagchi, said the meeting was held on the request of the OIC.—KMS

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