Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali delivered a diplomatic briefing for the Heads of all Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations in Dhaka today at the State Guest House Padma on preparation for the 45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers to be held in Dhaka on 5-6 May 2018. The theme of the CFM is “Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace, Solidarity and Development”. The Foreign Minister apprised the issues to be discussed at the Conference which include the issue of Palestine, Challenges facing the Muslim ummah such as the conflicts, division, tension and instability of the Muslim world will receive focus at the Dhaka CFM along with the problems of terrorism and violent extremism, sectarian tendencies, hatred, prejudice and Islam phobia, massive humanitarian crises with forced displacements from and to the Muslim countries - seriously affecting rights and dignity of the Muslim minorities such as the Rakhine Muslims of Myanmar. Issues of persistent poverty, socio-economic backwardness of Muslim societies and protection of their rights and fundamental freedoms will also get priority.
A visit to the makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar sheltering Rohingyas from Myanmar will be organized for the Heads of Delegations and International Organizations of interested.
Md. Tohidul Islam
Senior Information Officer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, M.P.