Iranian Deputy FM in Turkey to Attend OIC Meeting

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi is in the Turkish city of Istanbul to take part in a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Araqchi arrived in Istanbul on Sunday to hold talks with the representatives of other member states of the OIC on the agenda of the upcoming summit.

The 13th OIC Summit is slated to open in Istanbul on Sunday and last until Friday, April 15.

The OIC leaders’ summit will take place on Thursday and Friday, while Sunday and Monday meetings will be held among the senior experts of member countries. Ministerial meetings will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Earlier in march, representatives of the OIC member states held an extraordinary meeting to discuss the issue of Palestine and the holy Quds.

Ministers and heads of diplomatic missions from 57 Muslim countries, including Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, attended the OIC ministerial meeting in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.