OIC Foreign Ministers delegation arrives in Norway to mobilise support for Palestinian cause

JEDDAH, 4th February, 2015 (WAM) — A ministerial delegation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, headed by the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Samih Shukry, and comprising Foreign Ministers of the Azerbaijan, Palestine, Guinea and the Secretary-General of the OIC, will arrive in Norway today on an official visit as part of the plan of action adopted by the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on the cause of Palestine in the international arena.

The consultative meeting to be held with the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Borge Brende, is part of a series of visits the ministerial team will embark upon to several influential capital cities to discuss developments on the Palestinian question and to convey the position of the OIC which supports Palestine’s quest for Security Council resolution to set a time frame for ending Israeli occupation and its right to join international organisations, including demands on the need to compel Israel to stop its settlement policies and attacks on the Palestinian people, territories and holy sites, according to a statement issued by the OIC.

The Secretary-General praised the close links and excellent relations between the Kingdom of Norway and the Muslim world. He expressed his appreciation for Norway’s historic stances and earnest efforts in support of Palestinians’ rights and its participation in the international efforts towards a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian question.