On Wednesday, Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, met Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in Cairo.
Both presidents met on the margins of the 12th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Cairo. President Abbas’ top aides attended the meeting with Ahmadinejad.
Abbas and Ahmadinejad discussed the conference agenda, the Palestinian peace process, the PA’s financial crisis and Palestinian internal reconciliation.
Twenty six leaders of Islamic states are attending the conference which is taking place in Cairo for the first time since 1969 when the international organisation was launched following an arson attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque by an Australian Christian Zionist.
The conference title is: “The Muslim World: New Challenges and Growing Opportunities.”
Egypt’s president, Mohammed Morsi, who gave the opening speech, will be given the presidency of the organisation for the next three years.
Attending presidents are going to hold a special session during the conference to discuss Israeli settlements in the Palestinian occupied Territories.
They are expected to deliver a special resolution about Palestine which will be separate from the final statement of the conference.