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Foreign Minister discusses upcoming OIC summit’s agenda

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal said today that the goals of the upcoming Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) summit, which begins in Makkah on Wednesday, include restructuring the OIC and restoring the self-confidence of the Islamic nation.


In his regular press conference, Prince Saud stated that the Islamic nation is facing critical circumstances as a result of a series of crises.  The nation has been unable to deal with these crises due to the spread of injustice, poverty, epidemics, social disease, wrong notions and deviant thought, which have led to a sense of disillusionment among Muslims. 

The OIC summit is in a unique position to deal with the challenges facing the Islamic nation because Muslim scholars and jurisprudents participated in setting the summit’s agenda. These scholars have compiled a full report of all the nation’s problems and challenges and proposed solutions that take into consideration the Islamic nation’s political, development, social, cultural and scientific aspects.

The report has been turned into a ten-year plan for restructuring the Islamic nation and enhancing solidarity, the prince said.

Commenting on the topics to be discussed at the summit, Prince Saud said that it is an extraordinary summit that will deal with the state of the Islamic nation in general. The Palestinian cause and the situation in Iraq will be among the topics on the agenda, he remarked.

Prince Saud said he was optimistic about the summit’s success and that the Islamic nation would achieve solidarity, progress and prosperity.