OIC Welcomes Palestine’s Presidency of the Group of 77 and China

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the official assumption by the State of Palestine of the presidency of the Group of 77 and China, stressing that this historic achievement would consolidate the political and legal status of Palestine in the international arena, and its well-deserved right to acquire full UN membership.

Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, the OIC Secretary General, congratulated H.E. the President of the State of Palestine for assuming the presidency of the current session of the Group, stressing his confidence in its ability to carry out its duties and responsibilities effectively, responsibly and professionally. He also reiterated the OIC’s support for the efforts of the Palestinian leadership to enable Palestine to exercise its right to accede to international organizations and conventions, protect the Palestinian people, assert and defend their legitimate national rights, and embody the independence of the sovereign State of Palestine on the 1967 borders, with Al-Quds Ash-Sharif as its capital.

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