Held every three years, the 13th edition of the Islamic Summit Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is taking place in Istanbul Turkey from 10 to 15 April 2016. With the theme 'Unity and Solidarity for Justice and Peace, the Summit stresses the importance of unity and solidarity of the OIC member countries in solving the challenges faced by the Islamic world.
The Summit Conference started with the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) on April 10-11, 2016 and is now following by the Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting (CFM) on April 12-13, 2016. The Conference will conclude with the Summit Meeting (SUM) on April 14-15, 2016.
Malaysian Prime Minister and his wife will arrive tomorrow Istanbul at the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport which is fully owned by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) and the prime minister will also launch the passenger lounge and the development of a new boarding hall expansion project.
The King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud visits Turkey, started his tour from Ankara. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed King Salman yesterday. Erdogan said his government and Saudi Arabia are working "in solidarity and consultation" to find a political solution for Syria. King Salman later will fly to Istanbul for the OIC Summit.
Meanwhile in Istanbul, ministers meeting continue. Speaking at the meeting Iyad bin Amin Madani, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation or OIC said that terrorism causes hatred among Muslims and leads to Islamophobia against Muslims in the world. Saying that Muslim countries should fight terror, Madani stressed that terror also prevent progress and reforms.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed hope that the 13th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Turkish city of Istanbul will reinforce unity and integrity in the Muslim world.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host the OIC summit, which presidents and prime ministers from over 30 countries are set to attend.