Istanbul (UNA-OIC) – Turkish City of Istanbul will host a four-day ‘World Muslim Minorities’ summit from Monday to discuss problems of Muslim minorities in different countries, a statement by Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs said. According to the statement, around 250 participants from 100 countries will participate in “World Muslim Minorities” summit. The participants will be Muslim academics, activists, journalists, and writers who can facilitate the revival of the relationship between Turkey and minority Muslims of different countries, the statement added. According to the statement, the summit aims to discuss the main problems of Muslim minorities, their solutions and boosting existing cooperation in religious education and services. On the first day of the summit, the participants will have a discussion about the past and future of Muslim minorities, according to Anadolu Agency (AA). The second day will see a debate on several issues such as fundamental rights and freedom of Muslim minorities and radicalization. On the third day, the religious services of Muslim minorities, demands on religious education and publications will be discussed. On the final day, a conclusion report will be read out, and the participants will visit Istanbul’s historical and cultural places. Jordanian King, EU foreign policy chief discuss ties, Mideast issues

Dhahran (UNA-OIC) - Jordanian King Abdullah II met with European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and discussed with her Jordan-EU cooperation and strategic partnership as well as a number of Middle East issues.

During the meeting, which was held on Sunday on the sidelines of the 29th Arab Summit in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the King and Mogherini underlined the importance of reaching a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis to preserve the territorial integrity of the country and the unity of its people, Petra reported.

The meeting also touched on the peace process and the need to intensify international efforts to re-launch serious and effective negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis on the basis of the two-state solution, leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The King also underlined burdens the Kingdom holds due to the Syrian refugee crisis, as well as regional and international efforts to fight terrorism within a holistic strategy.

Source: International Islamic News Agency