DUBAI – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will attend a summit of Muslim leaders in Makkah expected to focus on Syria, Iranian media said Monday.
The extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is to be held in the Holy City next week.
“Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be present at this summit at the invitation of King Abdullah,” Mohammad Reza Forghani, the director of international affairs in Ahmadinejad’s office, was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
Ahmadinejad made his first official trip to Saudi Arabia in March 2007.
On Saturday King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, sent a written letter to Ahmadinejad inviting him to attend the extraordinary Islamic solidarity meeting.
The King has called for the summit to unify the ranks of Muslims. — Agencies