Qureshi, Sushma may come face to face in Abu Dhabi

NEW DELHI: Foreign pastors of India and Pakistan could meet in Abu Dhabi on March 1 where Delhi has been welcomed in an uncommon move to address the whole gathering of OIC remote clergymen.

India’s Ministry of External Affairs has said that the welcome to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to address the Inaugural Plenary of the 46th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an “appreciated acknowledgment of the nearness of 185 million Muslims in India and of their commitment to its pluralistic ethos, and of India’s commitment to the Islamic world”.

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The gathering will be held in Abu Dhabi on March 1 and 2, for which Ms Swaraj has been welcomed by Sheik Abdullah receptacle Zayed Al Nahyan, the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the ‘Visitor of Honor’. The Indian service did not specify any plausibility of a gathering among Indian and Pakistan remote clergymen.

The OIC depicts itself as “the aggregate voice of the Muslim world”, and its expressed goal is “to defend and secure the interests of the Muslim world in the soul of advancing worldwide harmony and concordance among different individuals of the world”.

In the past the gathering has censured India’s human rights maltreatment in involved Kashmir.

The welcome to India to the OIC meeting matches with the ongoing visit to Pakistan and India by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed receptacle Salman who has supported a quiet goals to the contrasts between the two nations, including their present standoff following the Pulwama assault.

The Indian Express said the OIC has held its participation for Muslim-lion’s share nations. Russia, Thailand, and couple of other little nations have eyewitness status. At the 45th session of the Foreign Ministers’ Summit in May 2018, Bangladesh, the host nation, had recommended that India, where more than 10 percent of the world’s Muslims live, ought to be given onlooker status, yet Pakistan had contradicted the proposition.

The first-run through welcome to India to be a ‘Visitor of Honor’ at the whole, particularly during a period of elevated pressures with Pakistan following the Pulwama fear based oppressor assault, is a noteworthy discretionary triumph for New Delhi, the Express said.

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