Foreign minister travels to Jeddah for OIC council

Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon has travelled to Saudi Arabia to participate in the 41st Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Accompanied by Ambassador-at-large Abdullah Hameed  and Assistant Director Mariyam Midhfa Naeem, Dunya will join representatives of the 56 other member states to discuss issues of concern to the Ummah in Jeddah on June 18 and 19.

During the foreign minister’s trip, the Islamic Ministry in Malé will seek the advice to scholars regarding Maldivian jihadis fighting the Assad regime in Syria. The OIC suspended war-torn Syria in 2012 following Assad’s brutal reaction of the rebel opposition.

The foreign minister’s session will include the adoption of resolutions on various issues, including the cause of Palestine and the Middle East, the conditions of Muslim minorities and communities in non-OIC Member States, as well as general political and humanitarian affairs.

Established in 1969, the Maldives became a member of the organisation in 1976.