The 13th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference took place in Istanbul, Turkey on 10-15 April 2016. The Senior Official Meeting Preparatory for the Summit took place on 10-11 April 2016. This meeting reviewed and considered the outcome documents of the Summit and the draft agenda and programme of the preparatory meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, which was held on 12-13 April 2016. The 13th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference was held at the level of the Heads of the States on 14-15 April 2016 under the overall theme “Unity and Solidarity for Justice and Peace”. The agenda of the summit included, among other issues, the question of Palestine and Arab-Israeli conflict, conflict situation in the Muslim world, combating terrorism and violent extremism, Islamophopia, humanitarian situation in the Muslim world, and the OIC-2025 Programme of Action. The summit adopted a final communique and Istanbul Declaration.
The Summit convenes every three year and aims at jointly reviewing the international situation in the political, economic and social fields and analysing the impact on the Muslim Ummah.
The preceding Islamic Summit Conference was held on 6–7 February 2013 in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt. The summit adopted “Cairo Final Communique” together with a set of Resolutions on various political, socio-economic and cultural issues.
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