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


JEDDAH, JUL 09  (DNA) – The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic 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 meeting 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 unilateral actions on the issue,” a statement issued by the OIC said.

He conveyed the desire of the OIC General Secretariat 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 spokesperson, Arindham Bagchi, said the meeting was held on the request of the OIC. = DNA