Jeddah, 11 Ramadhan 1435/9 July 2014 (MINA) – The executive committee of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will convene Thursday an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers here to discuss the worsening situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem.
OIC Secretary-General Iyad Ameen Madani has invited ministers of foreign affairs from all member states of the executive committee to participate in the meeting at the organization’s headquarters in Jeddah, IINA quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The meeting is expected to issue a joint communiqué outlining the initiatives of the concerned ministers at the regional and international levels toward the Palestinian cause.
The meeting is being convened at a time Israel has launched deadly airstrikes on Gaza Strip, inflicting collective punishment on the Palestinian people for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli youths, and amid high tension in the occupied territories over the murder Palestinian teenager Mohamed Abu Khdeir.
The executive committee is comprised of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Senegal, Turkey, Guinea and Kuwait.(T/P02/E01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)