FM participates in OIC meeting in Istanbul
Istanbul – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Affairs, Nasser Judeh, on Tuesday, participated in an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers’ meeting, which was held in Istanbul.
The meeting discussed the agenda of the OIC 13th summit, which will be held on Thursday and Friday in the presence of more than 30 heads of states and governments, especially the Palestinian issue, fighting terrorism and extremism and the OIC agenda until 2025.
In a speech, Judeh said: “the OIC 13th summit is being held in times our countries are facing grave challenges that threaten their security and stability, on top of them lays terrorism and violent extremism,” calling Arabs and Muslims to address them within a unified, military, security, intellectual and ideological strategy.
He stressed that Jordan was and will stay at the forefront of efforts to confront terrorist gangs and extremists.
He noted that efforts of international coalition against terrorism, formed in late 2014, was able to limit these gangs abilities, especially “Daesh” terrorist gang’s, “but we still have to work together to address the flow of so-called foreign fighters more effectively and strengthen the capacity of local parties in the fight against Daesh.”
In this context, Judeh expressed Jordan’s support to Saudi Arabia’s efforts to form the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT).
Judeh said that Jordan early realized the importance of enlightenment and ideological dimensions, and the need to highlight the Islamic approach based on respect for diversity, and uphold a culture of dialogue and openness. That is why Jordan launched initiatives such as the “Amman Message”, “A Common Word” and the UN-adopted World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The minister spoke about the importance of finding a just solution to the Palestinian issue, the Israeli violations in Jerusalem, the Syrian and refugees crises, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and the situation of the Rohingya, the Muslim minority in Myanmar.
On the sidelines of the summit, Judeh signed the amendment to the OIC charter after completing legal procedures.
Source: Petra AF