PM arrives in Istanbul to attend OIC Summit
ISTANBUL – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday arrived here to attend the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Al-Quds Al-Sharif on the invitation of President of Turkey.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and other high officials.
The Prime Minister and his delegation, upon arrival at the Istanbul International Airport, were received by senior officials of Turkish government, Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Syrus Sajjad Qazi while other senior Embassy officials were also present.
The extraordinary summit which is being held on Wednesday has been called by the President of Turkey in his capacity as the Chair of OIC.
Heads of state and government of about 26 Islamic countries were expected to attend the extraordinary summit and would also explore ways to deal with the situation.
The conference will be preceded by the Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting which will be attended by Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.
Prime Minister Abbasi will convey the sentiments of the people and the 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.