Jakarta, 27 Jumadil Awal 1437/7 March 2016 (MINA) – The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani expressed his thankful to Indonesia to be a host of Extraordinary OIC Summit and the commitment to support Palestinian struggle.
Madani felt confident that the Summit will increase the involvement of international partners in the effort to promote Palestinian rights. He also urged Israel to take responsible for its racist and segregation policies against the Palestinians with the ultimate objective of expelling them from their homes in Al-Quds Ash-Sharif and the occupied West Bank.
In the event, Amin Madani held extensive talks with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki to discuss the issue of Palestine and Jerusalem.
The Jakarta summit is devoted to the Palestinian issue in light of the Israeli policies which include oppressing the Palestinian people, changing Jerusalem’s demographic and attacking Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The summit comes upon the request of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with the aim of protecting the Palestinian identity and social fabric, preserving Islamic and Christian holy sites and resuming the peace process.
The summit itself is set to produce two documents: a resolution containing a political call for Palestinian unity as well as OIC unity and a declaration on steps to be taken by OIC member countries to help Palestine.
The summit will also aim to underline the importance of Palestinian unity between Fatah and Hamas and the need for unity among Islamic countries in supporting the Palestinian cause.
Iyad Ameen Madani, arrived Friday, in Jakarta, to participate in the 5th Extraordinary OIC Summit on the cause of Palestine and Al-Quds Ash-Sharif to be held on Monday 7 March 2016. . (L/R03/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)