Bangladesh will attend the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who currently holds its rotating chairmanship.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Prime Minister’s Security Affairs Adviser Maj Gen (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique will join the summit, a senior official at the Foreign Ministry said.
Turkey announced its decision to organise an extraordinary summit of the OIC on Friday in Istanbul.
The US administration “unlawfully” opened its embassy in Jerusalem, said the OIC on Monday terming it a “clear violation” of international law and legitimacy and in clear contempt of international community’s position regarding Jerusalem.
“The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly rejects and condemns in the strongest terms this illegal decision by the US administration,” said the OIC in a statement.
The OIC said it considers this action as an attack on the historical, legal, natural and national rights of the Palestinian people.
Bangladesh has strongly condemned the use of deadly force by the Israeli authorities against unarmed Palestinians which left scores of Palestinian civilians dead and several thousand injured.
While expressing deep condolences and sympathies for the Palestinians, Bangladesh called on the international community to put pressure on Israel to stop the atrocities immediately.