Foreign Minister to deliver Malaysia’s National Statement at Islamic Summit Conference in Banjul

Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Hasan

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Hasan will lead the Malaysian delegation to the 15th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference in Banjul, The Gambia from 4 to 5 May 2024.

The ministry in a statement said that Mohamad would be representing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the summit, which will be attended by heads of state and government, representatives from 57 member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

“The Summit is preceded by two preparatory meetings: OIC Senior Officials’ Meeting and OIC Council of Foreign
Ministers’ Meeting held from 30th April to 1 May and 2 May till 3 May respectively.

“The Summit will deliberate on political, socio-economic, and cultural challenges faced by the ummah. The OIC leaders will also exchange views on the theme “Enhancing Unity and Solidarity through Dialogue for Sustainable Development”, the ministry’s statement said.

According to the statement, at the end of the Summit, leaders are expected to adopt a Communique that will outline OIC’s positions and measures on various issues of importance in the Muslim world.

The statement added, the leaders are also expected to adopt the Banjul Declaration and a resolution on the Palestine and Al-Quds Ash-Sharif issue.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Mohamad is scheduled to deliver Malaysia’s National Statement during the Summit where Malaysia’s views and positions on issues of common concern to the Ummah will be highlighted.

The statement said the situation in Palestine and the Middle East, Islamophobia, Muslim minorities, and economic cooperation will also be included in Malaysia’s National Statement.

“The Foreign Minister will also highlight initiatives that have been undertaken by Malaysia in pursuing the interest and well being of the Ummah,” said the statement. -Malaysia World News


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