OIC Secretary General welcomes the initiative by the custodian of the two holy mosques
The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has expressed profound pleasure and appreciation at the initiative by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz to invite the Palestinian parties to dialogue in Makkah al Mukarammah.
The Secretary General urges the Palestinian parties to urgently enter into a national dialogue in the precincts of the Sacred House of God with a view to proscribing infighting, fostering unity and reaching an agreement on programmes of a national harmony government that will concentrate on ending the plight of the Palestinian people from siege and occupation, make progress in restoring their inalienable national rights, and establish an independent Palestinian state, with Al Quds Al Shareef as capital.
Professor Ihsanoglu emphasized the readiness of the OIC to participate in any endeavour to continue its earlier efforts aimed at ensuring the success of the national dialogue.
Jeddah : 29 January 2007