Saifuddin to attend OIC emergency meeting on Christchurch mosque attacks

  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 Mar 2019

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pic) will attend an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Friday (March 22) on the Christchurch mosque attacks, says Wisma Putra.

Saifuddin will deliver Malaysia's statement at the open-ended emergency meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the level of Foreign Ministers, it said.

"Malaysia's participation at the meeting is a testament to the importance it places on the role of the OIC in addressing the plight of the Muslim Ummah, as well as to express Malaysia's support and solidarity with the victims of the attack in Christchurch and their families and the people of New Zealand," it said.

The meeting is to issue a final communique, or final declaration at the end of the session as the outcome document.

The terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15 left 50 people dead and scores of others injured.

Malaysian Muhammad Haziq Mohd Tarmizi, 17, was among those killed in the attack. His father, Mohd Tarmizi Shuib, 42, and two other Malaysians, Muhammad Nazril Hisham Omar and Rahimi Ahmad, were injured in the massacre. -Bernama


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