Guyana and Suriname invited to snap Jerusalem summit

The two South American neighbours and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries, Guyana and Suriname, members of the Islamic bloc, have been invited to attend a special summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday in Turkey, to address US President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

One major objective of the extraordinary summit is to bring the 57-member Islamic bloc together to deliberate on “a unified and coordinated” response and position on the Trump decision. Arab League chairman, King Abdullah of Jordan, flew to Turkey to coordinate a unified position with the OIC. However, there is unlikely to be any extreme response and there is little the OIC and the Arab League can do reverse the US decision.

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