Dhaka, 19 February: Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the Second Brainstorming Session on Comprehensive Reform of the OIC at Hotel Intercontinental in Dhaka Today. The two days session jointly co-chaired by Bangladesh, Turkey and Saudi Arabia for re-engineering legal, political and administrative architecture of the OIC is expected to come up with stronger policy recommendations.
In his opening remarks the Foreign Minister urged the delegates from all OIC member states, OIC General Secretariat, and Organs of OIC to offer views and visions to identify areas, issues and possible solutions towards a comprehensive reform of the OIC. He hoped that delegates would come up with mechanism for making the organisation more relevant to the Ummah that it serves keeping national interests aside. Dr. Momen congratulated the Gambia, and indeed, the whole brotherhood of the OIC, for its innovative approach towards resolving the Rohingya crisis through international legal mechanism at the ICJ.
Dr. Momen also noted that Bangladesh always wants to ensure that mechanisms and initiatives created for dispute and conflict resolution and diffusion of tension through peaceful means like mediation, arbitration, joint diplomatic moves and peace-making missions are activated, harmonized and put into operation. The foreign minister made a clarion call to stop the fratricidal conflicts plaguing the Muslim ummah.
As Co-Chair from the host country Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen conducted the inaugural ceremonies.