World Bulletin/News Desk
Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has called on the Islamic countries to commemorate July 11 as the "Day of Mourning".
In a statement released Friday on the organization's website, Secretary General Ihsanoglu honored the victims of the Srebrenica tragedy and expressed his deepest condolences to the people of Bosnia Herzegovina for lost of their loved ones on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide of 11th July 1995.
"Secretary General Ihsanoglu called on the Islamic countries to commemorate the 11th July as the "Day of Mourning" as it was decided upon by the Council of Foreign Ministers. Ihsanoglu expressed the hope that legal and political initiatives aiming at redressing the impacts of the Srebrenia genocide would promote stability, reconciliation and culture of peaceful coexistence in the region," the statement also said.
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