The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday held an extraordinary meeting to discuss measures in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. 

Called upon Turkey’s insistence, the extraordinary meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the foreign ministers’ level was held via video link.

“Our member countries are called upon to join forces, enhance their solidarity and cooperation, and to intensify coordination between them in combating #COVIDー19,” Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, the OIC secretary-general, said in a statement.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the meeting “evaluated joint steps to be taken for an effective fight against this pandemic.

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