OIC Senior Officials Begin Preparatory Meeting for Istanbul Summit

Delegations from OIC member states convene in Turkey
Delegations from OIC member states convene in Turkey

Istanbul, 04 Rajab 1437/11 April 2016 (MINA) – The senior officials’ preparatory meeting for the 13th session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) kicked off in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Sunday.

The two-day meeting will discuss the draft final statement of the summit, the agenda and the preparatory meeting program of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), to be held on April 12-13, Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) ported, quoting IINA.

The summit’s agenda includes discussing the Palestinian question, the Arab-Israeli conflict, violence plaguing the Muslim world, fighting terrorism, radicalism and Islamophobia, as
well as the humanitarian situation in the member states and the OIC’s 10-Year Program of Action (2016-2025).

The 13th OIC session of the heads of state will be held on April 14-15, under the theme of “Unity and Solidarity for Justice and Peace”.

The summit will be participated by more than 30 heads of state and government, speakers of parliaments and foreign ministers of other countries.

At the summit OIC leaders are expected to take decisions and practical initiatives to achieve objectives that would enhance the joint Islamic action including the adoption of the
new 10-year plan of 2015- 2025 which is a strategic vision envisaging certain priorities on pressing issues mainly peace, security, fighting of terrorism and extremism, humanitarian  aspects and human rights. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)