DHAKA: Pakistan raised some objections regarding the Dhaka Declaration at the 45th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka released a statement in this regard on Monday (May 7).
The Pakistan High Commission alleged, “The Dhaka declaration only reflected the views of the host country (Bangladesh), and therefore, issued under its own responsibility, signifying that the text was neither discussed nor negotiated by the participating states.”
However, Bangladesh ruled out Pakistan’s claim. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said, “Everything was done following directives and suggestions from the OIC Secretariat.”
He also said the OIC member states were also consulted as well. “Still, if anyone has any grievances, they should inform the OIC Secretariat first.”
Bangladesh hosted the event with the theme 'Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace, Solidarity and Development' on May 5-6.
The Pakistan High Commission also said the Declaration is without prejudice to the well-established positions of the OIC member states and the organisation, as enshrined in the CFM and Summit documents.
BDST: 2135 HRS, MAY 7, 2018