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Seventeen members of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) representing all geographical regions of the organisation have expressed their willingness to join Contact Group on Peace and Conflict Resolution. 

Secretary General OIC Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen has expressed the confidence that the Contact group will contribute towards the solution of internal conflicts in the member states and conflicts which could arise between OIC member countries.

The OIC Contact Group is tasked with the responsibility of building frameworks and strategies for collaboration in finding best solutions for various challenges faced by the Islamic world.

It will work on emerging issues, which include radicalism, extremism, sectarianism, terrorism and challenges of peace with consent of concerned member states; as well as intra- and inter-state conflict resolution in the Islamic world.

Indonesia proposed the establishment of the Contact Group during the 42nd Session of Council of Foreign Ministers in Kuwait in 2015.  It was later supported by the 13th OIC Summit at Istanbul in April last year. 

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