Panafrican News Agency

OIC calls on member-states to step up support for 15th session of heads of state summit in Gambia

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Foreign Ministers representing the 57 member-states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have reasserted unwavering commitment to supporting The Gambia in its ongoing efforts to successfully host the 15th Session of the Heads of State Summit.

A statement made available to PANA Monday stated that at the concluded OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Islamabad, Pakistan, the ministers in the ensuing communique dubbed  said ‘the Islamabad Declaration’, reiterated The Gambia’s position as the host of the next Islamic leaders' summit and appealed for members to assist.

"We call upon the Member States to make efforts for the success of the 15th Islamic Summit in the Republic of The Gambia in 2022," the ministers and heads of delegation of the member states stated in the declaration.

The Gambia is hosting the OIC Summit on behalf of the Africa block of the OIC member countries. The declaration reiterates the position maintained by The Gambia OIC Secretariat last week that the Africa group as well as the general membership stands in support of The Gambia’s summit effort.

A high-level Gambia government delegation led by the minister of Foreign Affairs, Momodou Tangara, represented the country at the Islamabad conference.

-0- PANA MSS/RA  28March2022