BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The 12th session of the Organization of the Islamic Conference summit kicked off in Cairo on Wednesday with the participation of a high-profile Iraqi delegation.
Leaders of more than 25 Islamic countries, including Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are attending the summit.
The conference will discuss developments in Syria, the Palestinian issue, and the conflict in Mali.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had arrived in Cairo yesterday afternoon to lead the Iraqi delegation to the summit, which will wrap up on Thursday.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr said there will be a closed session aiming to discuss the Palestinian case in the afternoon.
He said that decisions concerning Palestine might emerge from this meeting.
Other major attendees include Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Iran.
Syria is the only missing delegation so far.
The country was suspended from the last OIC summit held last August.