The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world which endeavors to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world. The annual session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of OIC is the meeting of the Foreign Ministers where member states express their positions and views, and take decisions on matters of mutual interest to the Muslims around the world.
The 45th Session of the OIC-CFM with the theme of “Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace, Solidarity and Development” will be held on 05-06 May 2018 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is the second time that Bangladesh is hosting a CFM after holding the first in 1983. With the 45th CFM in Dhaka, chairmanship of the CFM will pass from incumbent Cote d’Ivoire to Bangladesh for the next one year until the holding of the next CFM.
The 45th Session of the CFM will open with an inaugural ceremony in the first half of 5 May 2018 and end with a closing session preceded by a sideline event/brainstorming session under the title –“The Humanitarian Challenges in the OIC Member States with a Special Focus on the Humanitarian Situation on the Rohingyas” on 6 May 2018. Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh will inaugurate the 45th CFM.
During the Session the meetings of the Special Committee, various OIC Ministerial Contact Groups, and elections including those of the Assistant Secretaries General (ASG) of OIC will be held in parallel at the same venue of the Conference – Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC).
The logistical arrangements for the conference and meetings are being undertaken by the Coordination Office under the CFM Organising Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. All relevant information regarding the Conference will be updated in this website in due course.
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