Bangladesh Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali has been elected as Chairman of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Council of Foreign Ministers (OIC-CFM) for next one year. The decision was taken in the 45th session of OIC-CFM begins at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka on Saturday (May 5), local media reports said.
With the 45th CFM in Dhaka, its chairmanship has passed from incumbent Cote d’Ivoire to Bangladesh for the next one year until the holding of the next CFM.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the two-day conference at BICC in the capital. Over 600 representatives of 52 out of 56 member states of OIC and other five countries, including around 40 ministers and state ministers, are expected to join the two-day conference with the theme of 'Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace, Solidarity and Development'.
Rohingya crisis will get special attention at the conference and there will be a special session on the issue, A H Mahmood Ali said at a press briefing on Thursday.