PM leaves for Turkey to attend OIC summit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday left for Turkey to go to the unique Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem). Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif is going with the PM, PM Office’s Media Wing said in an official statement.

The unprecedented OIC summit is being assembled on the call issued by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of US President Trump’s acknowledgment of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Prior this month, US President Donald Trump perceived the debated city as Israel’s capital — a notable choice that upsets many years of American strategy and dangers setting off a crisp rush of savagery in the Middle East.

Pakistan firmly denounced US President Donald Trump’s turn to perceive Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, voicing its worry “over the ramifications of this choice for global peace and security, particularly in the Middle East”, as indicated by a Foreign Office proclamation.