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FM Shoukry to lead Egypt's delegation at OIC urgent summit on Palestine in Istanbul

Ahram Online , Thursday 17 May 2018
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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (File Photo:AFP)
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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will head on Friday to Istanbul to lead Egypt's delegation at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) urgent summit on the latest developments in Palestine, Egypt's foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid in a statement.

Abu Zeid said that Shoukry will participate in the summit on behalf of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

"The Egyptian foreign minister will present Egypt's firm stances on the Palestinian issue and Jerusalem, as well as the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and Egypt's efforts to ease the suffering of the brotherly Palestinian people, especially in the Gaza Strip," the statement said.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary summit in Istanbul on Friday to discuss the latest serious developments in Palestine.”

The organisation, which comprises 57 member nations, said in a statement that the summit will be held per an invitation by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the chairman of the 13th session of the Islamic Summit Conference.

The Israeli occupation army killed more than 61 Palestinians on Monday and injured hundreds during protests in Gaza against the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city of Jerusalem.

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