Saudi Arabia Welcomes Morocco's Ongoing Commitment to Spotlight Al Quds Asharif Issue
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud hailed, on Thursday in Rabat, the historical and continuous commitment of the Kingdom of Morocco to defend and spotlight the issue of Al Quds Asharif.
Speaking at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Saudi Minister emphasized the leading role played by late king Hassan II as the head of the Al-Quds Committee, now chaired by HM King Mohammed VI, in order to focus on the centrality of the Al-Quds Asharif issue and its historical and symbolic status in the hearts of all Muslims.
The Saudi official also recalled the historical stages of the OIC since its creation in 1969, an evolution that has helped set its main objectives in the service of joint action by the Member States and the coordination of its efforts to safeguard the Islamic holy sites.
The organization's mission is to support the fight of the Palestinian people to recover their rights, to combat racial discrimination and to promote international peace and security on the basis of the values of law and justice, said Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud.
In addition, the Saudi diplomat reaffirmed Saudi Arabia's stance and constant efforts to strengthen the organization's activities, as well as its support for joint Islamic action in order to effectively meet expectations of peoples of the Islamic Ummah.
The commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of OIC creation, under the theme, "Morocco: modernization and action", offers the opportunity to reiterate the importance of the Kingdom in the promotion of Islamic action through its various contributions to the activities of the organization.
The celebration was marked by the presence of ministers and representatives of the troika of the Islamic Summit (Turkey, Saudi Arabia and The Gambia), the ministerial troika (Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates and Niger), the OIC Secretary General, as well as several imminent figures from the Islamic world, and representatives of several Islamic countries and organizations and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Morocco.
MAP 12 December 2019