Iraq participates in the Session of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad, Pakistan

The 17th Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, during the period from 18th -19th December 2021, to discuss the serious humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, in which all the member countries of the Organization participated. Iraq has been represented by a delegation headed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Islamabad, Mr. Hamid Abbas Lafta.

During the session, His Excellency Ambassador Hamid Abbas Lafta delivered the statement of Iraq, on behalf of His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Fuad Hussein, in which he emphasized Iraq’s position in supporting the relief efforts provided to the Afghan people, and also stressed Iraq’s position calling for the formation of a comprehensive government in Afghanistan that represents all sects of the Afghan people and committed to the principles of human rights and work to prevent Afghanistan from turning into a safe haven for terrorist organizations. The statement also affirmed Iraq’s stance and continuous position in supporting the rights of the Palestinian People to self-determination, stressing the Arabism of Jerusalem and rejecting the practices of the Zionist entity in changing its Arab and Islamic identity.

The Session witnessed speeches by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in addition to more than twenty foreign ministers, representatives of member states, representatives of permanent members of the UN Security Council, International donor countries and organizations invited to participate in the session.

The Iraqi delegation was consisted of Counselor Mr. Sulaiman Khalid, and First Secretary Ms. Wassan Jabbar Abdullah.