Islamic summit reaffirms Palestinians' right to statehood

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-01 17:21:02|Editor: Yamei
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RIYADH, June 1 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic Summit on Saturday reaffirmed the Palestinians' right to statehood in its final communique, Al Arabiya TV reported.

Held in Islam's holiest city Mecca along with Gulf and Arab summits, the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation reiterated the centrality of the issues of Palestine and Jerusalem to the Islamic nation, highlighting its principled and continuous support at all levels for the Palestinian people in attaining their inalienable rights including self-determination and the establishment of an independent and sovereign state.

During the summit, leaders of Islamic states discussed the ways to fight extremism and terrorism, and the issue of growing Islamophobia around the world.

The Islamic summit encouraged the United Nations and other international and regional organizations to adopt March 15 as the International Day against Islamophobia.

On March 15, a gunman killed 51 Muslims in attacks on two mosques during Friday prayers in Christchurch city, New Zealand.

At a press conference after the summit, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir urged Iran to comply with international law.

The three summits came just weeks after a drone strike on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia and attacks on four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.