PM to attend OIC summit on Jerusalem in Istanbul

PM to attend OIC summit on Jerusalem in Istanbul

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will participate in the Extraordinary OIC Summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem) being held on 13 December 2017 at Istanbul, said a statedment issued by Foreign Office.


According to the statement, the summit will be preceded by the Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting which will be attended by Foreign Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

The extraordinary summit has been called by the President of Turkey in his capacity as the Chair of the OIC Summit. Most OIC Member States are expected to attend.

The summit will discuss the recent decision by the US Administration to shift the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. OIC leaders will also explore ways to deal with the situation.

The premier will convey the sentiments of the people and Government of Pakistan of the unequivocal support to the people of Palestine. He will stress upon the OIC for a united stance on the issue of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and call upon the US Administration to review its decision.