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Top Islamic Body Holds Foreign Minister Meeting In Dushanbe

DUSHANBE -- A top Islamic body is holding a meeting of foreign ministers in Dushanbe, marking the first time the Tajik capital is playing host to the annual gathering, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

The three-day meeting brings together delegations from the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference.

In an opening address today, President Emomali Rahmon said the OIC could play a significant role in ensuring peace and stability in the Islamic world.

Among other issues, participants at the Dushanbe gathering are due to discuss how to tackle Islamophobia and defamation of Islam.