Islamic summit backs Syria dialogue

A final statement after a two-day summit of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation backed an initiative by Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia to broker negotiations to stop the bloodshed.

Islamic summit backs Syria dialogue

World Bulletin / News Desk

Leaders of Islamic nations called on Thursday for a "serious dialogue" between Syria's government and an opposition coalition on a political transition to put an end to nearly two years of civil war.

A final statement after a two-day summit of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation backed an initiative by Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia to broker negotiations to stop the bloodshed in which at least 60,000 people have died.

"We all agreed on the necessity to intensify work to put an end to the tragedies which the sisterly Syrian people are living through," Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi told the closing ceremony.

Last Mod: 08 Şubat 2013, 10:15
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