Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj arrived Abu Dhabi capital city of UAE to attend OIC Conference. She is the first Indian to attend OIC Meeting as “Guest of Honour”.
At this point of time when Tension is on peak between India and Pakistan, she is likely to raise the “Issue of Terror”. Pakistan which is one of the founding members of IOC has already opposed the participation of India. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has threatened to boycott the IOC meet if Swaraj Participate.
Recognising India’s engagement with the Islamic world
EAM @SushmaSwaraj arrives in #AbuDhabi for the Ministerial Meeting of @OIC_OCI. India has been invited by HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE as the ‘Guest of Honour’. pic.twitter.com/wzQbVOGczN
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 28, 2019
EAM @SushmaSwaraj at #OIC: I carry the greetings of 1.3 billion Indians, including more than 185 million Muslim brothers and sisters. Our Muslims brothers and sisters are a microcosm of the diversity of India itself. pic.twitter.com/kMdkistoFp
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) March 1, 2019
What is OIC:
OIC stands for Organisation of Islamic Cooperation which is a Group of 57 countries. It was founded in 1969. The organisation states that it is “The collective voice of the Muslim world” and work to “Safeguard and protect the interest of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and Harmony”.
#OIC will hold the 46th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Member States, in #AbuDhabi, #UAE, on 1-2 March 2019 under the motto “50 Years of Islamic Cooperation: Roadmap for Prosperity and Development”: https://t.co/a8vSjxXqcY #OICCFM46 #OICCFMAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/EkvPRzMErA
— OIC (@OIC_OCI) February 26, 2019
Please note India is neither a member nor an observer in OIC.