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OIC to discuss severing ties with countries that recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
OIC to discuss severing ties with countries that recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Secretary General of OIC Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
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Gaza, ALRAY - Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ministers will discuss a recommendation during their meeting in Conakry to sever diplomatic ties with countries that either recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital or transfer their embassies there, The secretary general of OIC Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said.

"A special ministerial session on the status of Jerusalem will take place on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting in Conakry to discuss the legal and international aspects needed to curb the Israeli violations in the holy city," Ihsanoglu stated.

Ihsanoglu explained that: "the ministers will discuss another recommendation to coordinate the Islamic efforts in the UN Human Rights Council to thwart Israel's attempt to delete the seventh item from the council's agenda, which addresses the status of human rights in the Palestinian territories,"

The secretary-general also addressed several issues related to Egypt, Tunisia and Myanmar.

The secretary-general also said that "it is important to convene a special OIC session at the UN Security Council," explaining that "the organisation has become an important lobbying force at the UN by supporting resolutions on crucial issues, and thus it is considered an important force in any reform process anticipated in the UN."

Ihsanoglu explained that the organisation has proven in recent years its ability to address crucial issues in four continents, scoring several achievements, especially where the religious dimension emerged as a key element in these various issues, conflicts and tensions.