10 April 2016, Istanbul; Preparatory Meeting of Senior Officials leading to the 13th Islamic Summit begins in Istanbul, Turkey. The two day meeting will be followed by Council of Foreign Ministersâ€™ Meeting from 12 to 13 April 2016. The 13th Islamic Summit will commence on 14thApril 2016 and conclude on 15 April 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Maldives delegation to the 13th Islamic Summit will be headed by Dr. Ahmed Ziyad, Minister of Islamic Affairs as Representative of the President of Maldives. Minister Dr. Ziyad will also attend the Meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers.
In this yearâ€™s Summit entitled â€śUnity and Solidarity for Justice and Peaceâ€ť, leaders are expected to discuss various issues faced by Islamic Ummah, including the Palestinian cause and the OIC Program of Action 2016-2025 will also be adopted in this Summit in which comprises priority issues.
Minister Dr. Ziyad was accompanied by His Excellency Mr. Abdullah Hammed, Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to Saudi Aabia and UAE, Mr. Ibrahim Shaheeb, Additional Secretary and Ms. Aishath Jumana, Desk Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affair. During the Summit, Minister will deliver a National Statement.