Ankara, MINA – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attended the 50th anniversary ceremony of the Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC) on Monday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The OIC is the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations with 57 member states. The organization gathers the collective voice of the Muslim world, and seeks to protect the interests of Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony.
The OIC was established with the decision of the historic summit which took place in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco in the 13th Rajab, 1389 Hijrah (25 September 1969) after the burning of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said Ankara and Riyadh submitted a joint proposal to hold a ceremony on November 25, 2019, marking its formation in accordance with a resolution which was adopted at the 46th OIC Foreign Minister’s Council meeting, Anadolu Agency reported.
He delivered a speech on behalf of the OIC Asian Group and held a bilateral meeting with his colleagues from other OIC members. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)