Jeddah The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has welcomed Palestine's formal assumption of the chairmanship of the Group of 77 (G77) and China.
In a statement on Wednesday, the OIC stressed that this historic achievement would strengthen Palestine's political and legal status in the international arena and its right to full membership in the United Nations.
OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen congratulated the President of State of Palestine for taking over the rotating presidency of the G77. He confirmed his confidence in the ability of the State of Palestine to carry out its duties and responsibilities effectively and responsibly.
Meanwhile, Al-Othaimeen reiterated OIC's support for the efforts of the Palestinian leadership to enable Palestine to exercise its right to join international organizations and conventions to protect the Palestinian people, establish and defend their legitimate national rights and to realize the independence of the sovereign state of Palestine on the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital.
Source: International Islamic News Agency