ISTANBUL ( Dunya News/APP) - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reached Istanbul on Tuesday on the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Al-Quds Al-Sharif.
The prime minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and other high ranking officials.
The prime minister and his delegation, upon arrival at Istanbul International Airport, were received by senior officials of Turkish government, Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Syrus Sajjad Qazi while senior embassy officials were also present.
Senior Turkish government and Embassy of Pakistan officials receive PM Abbasi at the Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul. --- PM Office Facebook page
The extraordinary summit being held today (Wednesday), has been called by the President of Turkey in his capacity as the Chair of OIC. Heads of state and government of about 26 Islamic countries were expected to attend the extraordinary summit and would also explore ways to deal with the situation.
The conference will be preceded by the Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting which will be attended by Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.
Prime Minister Abbasi will convey the sentiments of the people and the Government of Pakistan of the unequivocal support to the people of Palestine.
He will stress upon the OIC for a united stance on the issue of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and call upon the US administration to review its decision.
The people and Government of Pakistan have noted with grave concern the reported move by the United States to shift its embassy to the occupied City of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, thereby altering the legal and historical status of the city.