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Indonesia discusses preparations for the Islamic summit on Jerusalem

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has held extensive meetings with representatives of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry to discuss preparations for the fifth Islamic special summit on Jerusalem.

The meetings were held in the presence of a delegation from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and headed by Ambassador Samir Bakr.

The delegation included Assistant Foreign Minister Rawan Abu Yousef, Palestinian Ambassador to Indonesia Fariz Mahdawi and First Counsellor Ammar Hijazi.

The summit comes following the request of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with the aim of protecting Palestinian identity and social fabric, preserving Islamic and Christian holy sites and resuming the peace process.

Indonesia is scheduled to host the summit on 6-7 March.

During the meeting, Abu Yousef stressed the need to hold the summit in light of the serious challenges posed by Israel’s illegal policies and practices in the city of Jerusalem.

The summit comes at an important time for Islamic world leaders to learn of the risks facing the holy city and its people and to come up with practical steps to protect the city’s Islamic and Christian holy places, she said.

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