A delegation from the executive committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held talks in Brussels with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there from Tel Aviv.
OIC Secretary-General Yousef Al-Othaimeen said the talks come within the framework of mobilizing global support for efforts to launch a political process to end Israel’s occupation, based on U.N. resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.
He urged countries to ecognize the state of Palestine to do so with East Jerusalem as its capital, and to support Palestine’s accession to international organizations.
He also highlighted the need to ensure international protection for the Palestinian people.
The OIC’s executive committee includes Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Gambia, Uzbekistan, Ivory Coast, Bangladesh, and the organization’s secretary-general.