VIDEO: OIC Summit Ends by Issuing Statement, Rouhani Meets Turkey PM

Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:41:00

The 13th Summit of Leaders of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ended on Friday by issuing a statement. IRNA reporter in Istanbul said that the Saudi-orchestrated scenario failed to reflect on the OIC statement about Saudi desperation over liberation of the Iraqi and Syrian territories from occupation of Daesh terrorist group equipped by the Saudi Army.

He said that in absence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the triangle scenario pre-meditated by the Saudi government, Egypt and Turkey lost the ground.

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the Summit in the closing ceremony that the Summit of Leaders held the meeting with slogan of solidarity and cooperation among the member states.

He said that the OIC is supporting Palestinians politically and economically.

Erdogan, without reading the final statement, said that decisions of the meeting gave hopes to Muslims about progress, prosperity, justice and peace.

Simultaneously with the Summit, Turkey undertook periodic presidency of the OIC from Egypt for the next 3-year term.

President Rouhani held bilateral meetings with heads of states on the sidelines of the 2-day OIC Summit meeting.

Also on Friday afternoon President Rouhani and accompanying delegation will leave Istanbul for Ankara to go ahead with bilateral talks with Turkish senior officials.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held talks with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday evening (April 15) upon his arrival in capital Ankara.

Rouhani was scheduled to co-chair Turkish-Iranian high level talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday (April 16).

The Iranian president was in Istanbul for a two-day summit for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

While Turkey and Iran have stark differences over Syria, they have managed to keep their diplomatic and trade relations, According to reuters.

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