Al-Othaimeen Underscores the Importance of Providing Economic Support to Palestinians to Face Occupation
On 8 May2017, the Secretary General addressed the international forum on Al-Quds Waqfs held in Istanbul, Turkey, under the theme “Role of Waqfs in Economic Development in and around the city of Al-Quds Al-Shareef”. In his statement, the Secretary General said that the Palestinian cause has been the first and major cause on the OIC’s agenda. He reaffirmed the OIC’s position in support for the Palestinian people in their struggle to regain their legitimate rights, chief of which are freedom and the establishment of their Palestinian independent and fully sovereign state based on the 1967 borders and with Al-Quds Al-Shareef as its capital.
Al-Othaimeen added that the OIC welcomes initiatives in support of Al-Quds Al-Shareef, in constant coordination with the State of Palestine, and within the framework of the relevant resolutions and initiatives adopted by different sessions of the Islamic Summit and the Council of Foreign Ministers. He stated that the OIC will continue to cooperate with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and with member states in order to contribute to supporting the Palestinian people and to enable their steadfastness and the building of the institutions of their independent State, while fostering socio-economic development.