Qureshi attends OIC emergency meeting in Istanbul

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is attending an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers in Istanbul on Friday.

The meeting was called to discuss the causes, impacts and way forward in the aftermath of the New Zealand terror attacks targeting two mosques in Christchurch, in which 50 Muslims, including nine Pakistanis, were killed by a ‘white supremacist’ during Friday prayers last week.

New Zealand’s foreign minister, Winston Peters, is also attending the session. Speaking on the occasion, he reassured Muslims living in his country that they would be “safe and secure”.

“Ensuring Muslim communities in New Zealand feel safe and secure is a particular focus,” he told attendees.

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