Jakarta, MINA – The Inaugural meeting of the Contact Group on Peace and Dialogue of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held in Jakarta on 29-30 July 2019.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, the meeting has successfully established an OIC’s Plan of Action on Peace and Dialogue after discussion of the draft Plan of Action conducted among 15 senior officials and permanent representative of OIC member states.
At the opening session of the contact group meeting, Indonesia Vice Foreign Minister A. M. Fachir, reiterated the importance of unity and concerted action by all OIC Member States to foster peace and dialogue for a better world.
Vice Minister Fachir also stressed that OIC must always be part of the solution to the problem that emerge in the current world and, in doing so, conduct constructive dialogue and take peaceful avenue to solve the problems.
The Draft Plan of Action will be presented to OIC Foreign Ministers for endorsement at their meeting in New York in September 2019 at the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly.
The meeting was also attended by Assistant Secretary General of the OIC for Political Affairs, Mr. Yousef M. AlDobeay, who lauds Indonesia’s instrumental role in the establishment of the Contact Group. He also appreciates the efforts taken by Indonesia to be host of Contact Group’s first meeting.
The OIC Plan of Action document includes, among other things, various activities which could be carried out by OIC member states to promote peace and dialogue. The implementation will be in the form of education, seminar, joint studies, as well as propose cooperation with a number of UN Agencies and regional organizations.
The first meeting of Contact Group on Peace and Dialogue established as a mandate by 46th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Abu Dhabi on March 2019. OIC meet again in Jakarta after Extraordinary Summit on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif on March 2016 and the First meeting of the Heads of National Medicines Regulatory Authorities (NMRAs) from OIC Member States on November 2018.(T/R04/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)