Published: Wed, December 13, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

PM Najib to attend Islamic summit on Jerusalem

PM Najib to attend Islamic summit on Jerusalem

The OIC leaders will also explore ways to deal with the situation, the FO added.

World powers have already said the U.S. move will impede peace efforts in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict as anger spreads across the region.

The OIC has officially agreed on the United Nations' two-state solution as the only viable way to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The premier is accompanied by Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and other officials.

Ankara has criticized what it called a feeble Arab reaction to the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, on the eve of Wednesday's Muslim summit in Istanbul.

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.

Netanyahu nevertheless urged European Union leaders to follow in Trump's footsteps and move their embassies to Jerusalem, whereas the bloc's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, made clear that no change would be forthcoming to the 28-member body's stance that the city's status must be determined through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

This will be followed by the adoption of the Istanbul Declaration.

Trump officially declared Quds Israel's capital, despite warnings from around the world that the measure risks triggering a fresh wave of violence in the Middle East.

The conference comes just days after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, amid warnings by most European countries-including France, Britain and Germany-that President Trump's decision could have a long-lasting negative impact on the Middle East.

The governor had vowed that the intifada would continue until positive steps are taken. Indeed Erdogan has come in the fore as a champion of the Palestinian cause and spearheaded the Muslim reaction to the United States decision by convening the OIC meeting in Istanbul to formulate a joint plan of action.

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