Saudi Arabia King Invites Iran President Ahmadinejad For Summit In Makkah


Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday sent an invitation to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to attend the emergency Islamic summit in Makkah on Aug. 14-15.

Saudi Ambassador to Iran Muhammad Al-Kilabi handed the invitation to Rahim Mashani, director of the president’s office, during a meeting in Tehran yesterday.

Saudi Arabia has stepped up preparations for the summit, which was called by King Abdullah to strengthen Islamic unity and solidarity.

Iran - Saudi Arabia Relations
Iran – Saudi Arabia Relations

“We have made all arrangements to make this summit a big success,” said Muhammad bin Ahmed Tayeb, director general of the Foreign Ministry’s office in Makkah province.

Speaking to Arab News, he said invitations had been sent to leaders of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to attend the conference. He said OIC foreign ministers would meet on Aug. 13 after a preparatory meeting of senior officials.

“Strengthening the unity and solidarity of the Islamic Ummah is the summit’s main agenda,” the Saudi diplomat said.

The summit comes in the wake of increasing political challenges that demand more cohesive and solid actions from the Islamic world.

OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said the tragic situation in Syria and the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar would figure high on the summit’s agenda.

Arab News

Arab News is Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz. Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG).

2 thoughts on “Saudi Arabia King Invites Iran President Ahmadinejad For Summit In Makkah

  • August 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Alhumdililla,May be this is the start of self searching ones innermost conscience and seek the TRUTH.Zionist /US/UK/EU only need you for oil.Only IR IRAN can be your true friend.You have the same book,same Prophets and same basic principles of Islam.Rise above your differences for the sake of Allah and the Ummah

  • August 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Alhamdulillah for the start-up of Muslims to discuss muslims issues. I hope they will discuss the Ethiopian Muslims crisis here in detail. May Allah bless you all.


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