2005 News Story

Crown Prince’s summit proposal favorably received by OIC

One day after the call by Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for Muslim leaders to convene in Makkah to draw up a joint view on the current situation in the Islamic world, the Jeddah-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) expressed welcome of the initiative and vowed to work on convening the extraordinary Islamic summit, preceded by a meeting for Islamic intellectuals and thinkers to delineate recommendations.

In a statement issued in Jeddah yesterday, the OIC described the initiative as important and timely, and announced that the OIC Secretariat-General will immediately start contacts with Saudi Arabia as the host country, as well as member states.