Bangladesh on Friday conveyed that its people and government under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina strongly condemn and fully reject the Israeli atrocities.
Bangladesh also deplored the US relocation of the Embassy, and expressed full support, sympathy and solidarity with the Palestinian brothers and sisters in their legitimate cause of an independent, viable and contiguous state of Palestine under a two-state solution.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, who is leading a seven-member Bangladesh delegation, conveyed Bangladesh’s position at the 7th Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul.
The Summit focused on the massacre of the peaceful Palestinian civilian protesters by the Israeli forces as well as on the official opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem on May14.
President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan convened the Summit in his capacity as Chair of the OIC Summit.
Mahmood Ali participated in it as the Chair of the 45th Council of Foreign Minister, said the Foreign Ministry here.
Bangladesh delegation includes Security Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Maj Gen (rtd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Bangladesh PR to OIC Ambassador Golam Moshi, Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey M Allama Siddiki, and other senior officials of the Ministry and Bangladesh Missions.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister began his busy day by attending the Council of Foreign Ministers preparatory to the Summit as chair of the current CFM in the podium, while the Adviser for Defence and Security to the Prime Minister led Bangladesh delegation in the Council meeting.
The Council was preceded by the Senior Official Meeting (SOM) on Thursday that prepared the draft Final Communique and the Bangladesh delegation to the SOM was led by AFM Gousal Azam Sarker, DG of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Council has reached consensus on the Final Communique for adoption by the Summit tonight (Friday).