35th Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers to be held in Uganda: Session highlights boosting trade exchange system

The 35th Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM)is scheduled to take place in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, from 18 to 20 June, 2008. This Session stands out as the first to be held after the adoption of the amended OIC Charter by the Islamic Summit convened last March in Dakar.

The Palestinian question and the issue of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque are expected to top the meeting's agenda. The two issues remain at the very heart of the Muslim Umma's causes. The ministers participating in the meeting are expected to take a stand vis-à-vis the daily Israeli assaults against the Palestinian people, causing the death of innocent victims among women and children. The ministers will also discuss Israel's relentless building of settlements and the continuous excavations threatening the foundations of the Al Aqsa Mosque.

In parallel, the meeting will dwell on the dire economic conditions facing the Palestinian people due to the siege imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip. Measures likely to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians will be discussed, too.

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Document Type: Press Release
Document Sources: Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
Subject: Holy places, Humanitarian relief, Palestine question, Settlements
Publication Date: 18/06/2008