8 December 2013, Male’; Minister at the President’s Office, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Hussain Shareef departed last night to attend the Fortieth Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC (CFM). The conference is to be held in Conakry, capital of the Republic of Guinea from 9 to 11 December 2013. The theme for this year’s conference is “Dialogue of Civilizations: Factor of Peace and Sustainable Development”.
The proceedings of the Council of Foreign Ministers will include a special ministerial session on the city of Al Quds and will comprise of the consideration of all major issues affecting the Muslim world, such as the submission of new draft resolutions on the situation in Syria, the situation of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Muslims in the southern Philippines, the establishment of new OIC regional offices in non-Member States, and the appointment of Assistant Secretaries-General for the starting tenure.
It will also tackle Islamophobia and elimination of hatred against Islam, combating defamation of religions, as well as the adoption of the draft resolutions on the Cause of Palestine.
The Minister is scheduled to return on 12 December 2013.