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Shoukry Heads to Banjul to Participate in 15th Islamic Summit

Fri 03 May 2024 | 08:52 PM
FM Sameh Shoukry
FM Sameh Shoukry
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Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will head this Friday to Banjul, the capital of Gambia to participate in the 15th Islamic Summit of the OIC, on behalf of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, which will be held on May 4-5, under the slogan “Enhancing unity and solidarity through dialogue for Sustainable Development.”

The official spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that the Islamic summit will address the most important political issues of priority on the agenda of Islamic countries, in addition to economic issues related to accelerating the pace of achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs), eliminating poverty, and confronting climate change.

The summit will also discuss the importance of rejecting hate speech and "Islamophobia" and promoting the spirit of dialogue and tolerance between civilizations, cultures and peoples.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman said that the 15th session of the Islamic Summit will be held this year under the presidency of Gambia, and it is scheduled to issue a final statement that includes the organization’s positions on the issues on the agenda, the “Banjul Declaration,” in addition to a resolution on Palestine.

The spokesman indicated that the Minister of Foreign Affairs will deliver Egypt's statement on behalf of President Sisi and will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from the foreign ministers of member states, within the framework of addressing the course of bilateral relations and consulting on the most important current regional and international issues and challenges.