OIC extraordinary Summit kicks off in Istanbul

OIC extraordinary Summit to support Holy Quds kicks off in Istanbul

IRNA – The OIC extraordinary Summit aiming to support Holy Quds (Jerusalem) started in Istanbul Wednesday with the attendance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Summit began with a speech delivered by Turkis President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

President Rouhani is scheduled to address the meeting on Iran’s stance as regard Holy Quds and Occupied Territories.

The Summit is to explore ways to confront US new policy to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Holy Quds. Political figures and international organizations including the United Nations (UN) as well as all the European Union (EU) member states have warned the US against transfer of its embassy to Holy Quds.

OIC senior experts have prepared a draft statement which was finalized at the end of the ministerial meeting on Wednesday morning.

At the end of the OIC summit meeting, the final statement will be presented to announce the stance of the OIC on the US anti-Quds policy.

Having 57 members, OIC is the second largest inter governmental body after the United Nations (UN). The organization was founded in 1969 with the purpose of safeguarding the Muslims’ interests across the world.