Najib Will Lead Delegation To Extraordinary Summit On Jerusalem

Palestinian protesters step on US and Israeli flags and on a portrait of US President Donald Trump following his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in Gaza City

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Most OIC-member states are expected to attend.

OIC leaders will conclude ongoing talks over the technical details of the declaration on December 13.

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

When US President Donald Trump conveyed his support and instructed the US Embassy to be moved to Jerusalem, it triggered a new conflict and uproar among the Muslims, which could jeopardise the long-standing peace plan without reaching any solution.

The summit will be preceded by the Council of Foreign Ministers meeting, which will be attended by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, said a foreign ministry statement.

President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday evening left Kabul for Turkey to attend an extraordinary meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) leader in the nation's capital, Istanbul.

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Accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and senior government officials, the prime minister is scheduled to arrive tonight.

"Bangladesh reaffirms its position in favour of establishing the State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital".

The summit will discuss the recent decision by the US Administration to shift the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The remarks came during a telephone call with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as the leaders discussed the USA decision on Jerusalem and plans to move the American embassy to the holy city.

He reiterated his country's support for the Palestinians until they establish their "full state with Jerusalem as its capital".

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