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OIC discusses international donor conference for Jerusalem with the UN

February 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

During a meeting with UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in New York last night, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, discussed the possibility of holding an international conference to save Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the object of a vicious Zionist Judaization campaign to change its historical character threatening the city holy to Muslims and Christians.

According to a statement published in Jeddah on Wednesday, Ihsanoglu presented the U.N Secretary-General with the outcome of the Islamic Summit alongside the latest developments with regard to regional issues, particularly resolutions related to the Palestinian issue. Calls made to set up a donor conference for Jerusalem and an initiative to create a financial safety net for the Palestinians similar to the Arab financial safety net were also presented.

Discussions also touched on the situation in Syria and its latest political developments, as well as the course of events in Mali and the efforts of the two organizations to support the stability and unity of Mali’s territories. Bilateral relations and joint projects between the two parties were also discussed.

In a related context, reliable sources from the OIC said that Ihsanoglu and his international counterpart also discussed the conditions of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar, based on the recommendations of the final statement in the Cairo Summit. These stressed the responsibility of the international community to work with the Myanmar government in taking the necessary measures to protect minorities within its territory and putting an end to violent acts against Muslim minorities.

It is worth mentioning that Ihsanoglu’s visit to the U.N followed the Islamic Summit held in Cairo recently which called on the Secretary-General to continue his efforts regarding a number of issues, starting with the matters of Palestine, Syria, Mali, and Myanmar.