PM Shahid Khaqan, CM Shahbaz Sharif arrive in Turkey for OIC summit on Jerusalem


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday arrived in Turkey to attend the special Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem).

Senior Turkish officials welcomed the prime minister and the Pakistani delegation upon arrival.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif is also accompanying the prime minister on the trip, said in a press release by the PM Office.

The prime minister will lead the Pakistani delegation in the session summoned to devise the future strategy in wake of the US move regarding Jerusalem.

Earlier in December, US President Donald Trump recognised the disputed city as Israel's capital — a historic decision that overturns decades of American policy and risks triggering a fresh wave of violence in the Middle East.

Pakistan strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, voicing its concern "over the implications of this decision for international peace and security, especially in the Middle East", according to a Foreign Office statement.

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