Wed Dec 13 2017, 8:35:03 +03

OIC Commends Saudi Arabia’s Readiness to Host "Russia-Muslim World Meeting"

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld-Muharram 20, 1439H) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) followed with great interest the historic visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, to the Russian Federation and highly commends his directives to host the next meeting of “Russia-Muslim World” group aimed at reinforcing rapprochement and establishing fora for dialogue and discussion between Muslim countries and the Russian Federation on various current issues, chief of which are counter terrorism, fighting extremism and the situation in the Middle East.

In this regard, the OIC expresses full support for this invaluable royal initiative given the current critical stage and the need to promote and develop the remarkable relations between the Muslim world and the Russian Federation, an observer state of the OIC.

The OIC reaffirms the importance it attaches to the annual periodic consultations with the Russian side, which enjoys long-standing historical friendship and partnership ties with Member States, and given the significant percentage of Muslims in the Russian Federation. The OIC expresses satisfaction with the ongoing cooperation with the Russian Federation and with the recent high-level visits and engagement, which demonstrate the keenness of both sides to give a strong impetus to their relations for their mutual interest.