Islamic Conference helps Gulf states and Iran close ranks

Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu said Monday his organization was trying to help the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries and Iran iron out their differences and close ranks.

Islamic Conference helps Gulf states and Iran close ranks
The OIC is making clear efforts to improve the GCC-Iranian ties as both sides are members of the OIC, İhsanoğlu told reporters after attending the opening session of the 28th GCC summit here earlier Monday.

The organization does its utmost to open channels of understanding and contacts between the two sides on the basis of constructive and transparent cooperation, he pointed out.

Reacting to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's address to the opening session of the summit, İhsanoğlu said the speech carried "positive ideas and good will that should be carefully studied."

The GCC common market, to be announced by the current summit, will constitute a strong nucleus of Islamic joint action, the OIC chief said, voicing hope that the market would include all Muslim nations.

This is the first time for the OIC to take part in a GCC summit, İhsanoğlu noted.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Aralık 2007, 11:25