Today, Saturday, the fifteenth session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference began in Banjul, the capital of Gambia, under the slogan, ‘Strengthening unity and solidarity through dialogue for sustainable development,’ with the participation of dozens of leaders and ministers from Islamic countries, according to Wafa News Agency.

The Organization’s Secretary-General, Hussein Ibrahim Taha, said in the opening speech, “This Islamic summit comes in the context of dangerous and unprecedented developments taking place in the Palestinian issue, especially the continuation of crimes and the brutal Israeli military aggression.”

The previous day, he had called on the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to ‘intensify efforts and solidarity in favor of the Palestinian cause,’ explaining that a ‘resolution on Palestine’ must be adopted at the conclusion of the summit on Sunday.

In turn, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, stressed in the Kingdom
‘s speech that ‘the Palestinian issue remains a priority for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation since its establishment, which expresses the voice of the Islamic nation and its living conscience in supporting the brotherly Palestinian people and lifting injustice against them, until they obtain all their legitimate rights, guaranteed by international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.’

He added: “The Kingdom devoted its presidency in the previous session to strengthening joint Islamic action, crystallizing positions, unifying ranks, and taking positive action at all levels to confront common threats, and confront provocative actions toward Islamic symbols and the sanctity of the Holy Qur’an, and acts of hatred, racism, and Islamophobia.’

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon