OIC meets in Jeddah to discuss Gaza situation

OIC meets in Jeddah to discuss Gaza situation

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: An extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) executive committee is being held in Jeddah on Tuesday with regard to the situation in Gaza.

The meeting is being attended by the foreign ministers of the OIC member states.

The prime minister’s advisor on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz will represent Pakistan in the meeting.

Meanwhile, the Arab League has urged the Egyptian leadership to continue its efforts to broker a permanent truce between the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and Israel to end violence in the Gaza strip.

Egypt has so far succeeded in mediating two 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire deals between the warring parties.

It may be recalled that the recent Israeli offensive on Gaza strip has left more than 1,900 Palestinians killed and about 10,000 others wounded.