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US recognition of Jerusalem undermines its role as honest peace broker: Asif

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif represented Pakistan in a meeting of foreign ministers which got under way Wednesday morning at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit, as leaders of the Muslim world look to rally for a coordinated response to US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Foreign ministers from the participating countries met at the emergency summit today, where they condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel´s capital and expressed their solidarity with Palestine.
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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in Turkey on Tuesday to attend the special summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem), accompanied by Asif and Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif.
Abbasi will lead the Pakistani delegation at the summit today, which will be held at 1pm today and chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose country holds the rotating chairmanship of the OIC.
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“FM Asif underscored at OiC CFM that US recognition of Jerusalem undermines its role as an honest broker in the peace process,” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted.