The 13th Islamic Summit Conference concluded in Istanbul

Apr 19, 2016 11:17 IST

The 13th session of the Islamic Summit Conference was concluded on 15 April 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Islamic Summit, which commenced on 10 April 2016, was held under the theme Unity and Solidarity for Justice and Peace. It also discussed the current situation in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Mali, Jammu and Kashmir, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Armenia’s aggressions on Azerbaijan, as well as other Member States afflicted by conflicts and unstable security situations.

The agenda of the summit included the question of Palestine and Arab-Israeli conflict, conflict situation in the Muslim world, combating terrorism and violent extremism, Islamophopia, humanitarian situation in the Muslim world, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 2025 Programme of Action.

Besides, the summit condemned Hezbollah for conducting terrorist activities in Syria, Bahrain, Kuwait and Yemen and for supporting terrorist movements and groups undermining the security and stability of OIC Member States.

The preceding Islamic Summit Conference was held on 6–7 February 2013 in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt. The summit adopted Cairo Final Communique together with a set of Resolutions on various political, socio-economic and cultural issues.

About Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is an international organization founded in 1969 consisting of 57 member states.

The organisation states that it is the collective voice of the Muslim world and works to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony.

The OIC has permanent delegations to the United Nations and the European Union.

The official languages of the OIC are Arabic, English and French.

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