News OIC chair lauds Moroccan King’s efforts on Palestinians

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The Gambian President,  Adama Barrow, has commended His Majesty King Mohammed VI’s efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians and achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East region.

Barrow, who is the new Chair of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit, said this at the opening session of the 15th session of the Islamic Summit Conference, held in Banjul.

The theme of the summit is “Enhancing Unity and Solidarity through Dialogue for Sustainable Development”, in the presence of heads of state and government from OIC member countries.

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who is the Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, was represented at the summit by the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq.

The Moroccan delegation to the summit includes the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, accompanied by the Moroccan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Others include  Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the OIC, Mustapha Mansouri, the Ambassador, Director-General of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation, Mohamed Methqal, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Moroccan Embassy in the Gambia, Ahmed Belhaj, and several Ministry officials.

The opening ceremony of this summit was presided over by His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, representing the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Sovereign of Saudi Arabia.

It was attended by the Gambian President, Adama Barrow, the OIC Secretary General, Hissein Brahim Taha, as well as by heads of State and Government from member countries.

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This 15th session was preceded on Thursday and Friday by a meeting of foreign ministers, held at the “Dauda Kairaba Diawara” International Conference Centre, and a preparatory meeting of senior officials on Tuesday and Wednesday.(NAN)

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