KUALA LUMPUR,: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman will lead the Malaysian delegation to the 5th Emergency Summit Meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif which, among other things, aims to tackle the issue on Palestine at the international level.
According to a statement from the Foreign Ministry, the emergency summit meeting to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 6 and 7, is being held at the request of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to tackle the continued illegal invasion on the Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli regime.
It is expected to discuss new approaches and strategies to stop the continued illegal invasion by the Israeli regime in Palestine, and tackle the hardship faced by the Palestinians,” according to the statement, here today.
According to the statement, Malaysia’s participation in the emergency summit meeting proved the country’s strong commitment in defending the rights of the Palestinians, particularly the right to set up an independent Palestinian nation, based on the pre-1967 boundary, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as the Palestinian national capital.
“As one of the OIC founding nations, Malaysia had always played an active role in the establishent of the organisation to tackle the Palestinian issue at the international level.
“Malaysia hopes the emergency summit meeting can come up with a fruitful result,” the statement said.