Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday (March 1) during the second day of joint parliament session confirmed that he will not attend a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) being hosted by the United Arab Emirates on March 1-2.
Qurshi;s decision came in wake of protest against the OIC’s decision to invite Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to attend the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Abu Dhabi, Qureshi said he will not attend the session due to the inter-governmental organisation’s failure to rescind the invitation to his Indian counterpart.
“There was no consultation over OIC invitation to Indian foreign minister. India is neither a member nor an observer of the OIC,” Qureshi pointed out.
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23 June, 2019