The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak will lead Malaysia's delegation to the Extraordinary Islamic Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 13 December 2017. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his wife, Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato' Sri Anifah Aman and senior government officials.

The Extraordinary Summit is convened at the request of the President of the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his capacity as the Chair of the 13th Islamic Summit, following the announcement by the United States of America (US) on 6 December 2017, to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The Summit will be preceded by a Meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers and Senior Officials Meeting on 13 December and 12 December 2017 respectively.

The Summit will review developments and discuss the implications following the announcement by the US Administration to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Malaysia's participation at the Summit is an affirmation of its commitment and unwavering support for the Palestinian people in their pursuit to attain their legitimate

and inalienable rights for an independent State of Palestine based on pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia