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OIC rejects Trump peace plan

The 57-member body of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation held a summit n Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah on Monday to discuss president Trump’s Middle East peace plan. The OIC statement said that it “calls on all member states not to engage with this plan or to cooperate with the US administration in implementing it in any form”. The meeting of the body was held two days after the Arab League rejected Trump’s so-called “deal of the century” on the grounds of not meeting ”the minimum rights and aspirations of Palestinian people.”

On Sunday the OIC wrote on Twitter that its “open-ended executive committee meeting” at the level of foreign ministers would “discuss the organisation’s position after the US administration announced its peace plan”.

The OIC is the second-largest intergovernmental organisation in the world after the United Nations, with a collective population reaching more than 1.8 billion. Most of its member states are Muslim-majority countries. Others have significant Muslim populations, including several African and South American countries. The 22 members of the Arab League are also part of the OIC. The organisation has several significant non-Arab member states, including Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. It also has five observer members, including Russia and Thailand.

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