JEDDAH, Nov 26 (KUNA) -- Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu underlined here Saturday the importance of Palestinian national unity for boosting gains on the international arena.
Commenting on a recent meeting between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khalid Meshal in Cairo, he said Palestinian unity is a must, especially as Palestine has become a UNESCO member and is required to step up efforts in the context of UN membership bid.
He added that inter-Palestinian reconciliation would lead to the fulfillment of the Palestinian people's expectations and hopes, chiefly an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and creation of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. (end)
OIC chief stresses Palestinian unity