UN, OIC work together to nurture culture of peace: António Guterres

UN, OIC work together to nurture culture of peace: António Guterres

Islamabad (Web Desk): United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres said that the UN and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) enjoy decades-old relationship based on shared belief on the values of multilateral cooperation, dialogue and solidarity.

In a video message, the UN chief said that the two organizations have worked together to nurture a culture of peace and understanding.

"In recent years, we have cooperated in key areas including mediation, counter-terrorism, preventing violent extremism, combating anti-Muslim hatred and promoting religious tolerance," António Guterres said.

"Today it is imperative to join forces and devise common strategy to meet current challenges facing the world," he asserted.

The UN chief said we must reform the morally bankrupt global financing system.

"Through joint efforts we can confront the challenges for a safer world," he said.

The inaugural session of the two-day meeting of the Council of the Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) started in Islamabad on Tuesday as Pakistan is hosting its 48th session.

The theme of the session is ‘Building Partnerships for Unity, Justice, and Development.

More than 100 resolutions will be considered during the two-day session.

The summit will also discuss developments in Afghanistan and its humanitarian consequences for the Afghan people and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Many African issues will also be on the summit’s agenda, including the situation in Mali, the Sahel region, and Lake Chad, and the situation in Central Africa and the Republic of Guinea.

The OIC foreign ministers will also discuss developments in Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and other regions during the summit.