Shoukry to lead Egypt’s delegation in urgent Jerusalem OIC meeting in Turkey

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will head to Istanbul on Tuesday to lead the Egyptian delegation in the urgent summit meeting for the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) called in response to the recent developments concerning the city of Jerusalem, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced.

Attendees at the summit will address implications following last week’s decision by US president Donald Trump to recognize the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as well as to order the move the US embassy there.

According to the ministry statement, Shoukry will discuss Egypt’s stance against US president Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

He will also present Egypt’s diplomatic efforts to limit the decision’s negative impact, including the meeting between Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo on Monday, the statement read.

Egypt has maintained its full support to two-state solution, under which there is to be an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Turkey will head the current session of the OIC.

Source: Ahram online