(MENAFN) Turkey and Algeria have demanded an emergency session of the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) to discuss and vote on a draft resolution on protection of Palestinians.
The session was requested by Turkey as the term president of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Algeria in the name of Arab Union, a joint statement said Friday.
The statement was issued following a meeting between UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak and Turkey's envoy to the U.N. Feridun Sinirlioglu, along with permanent representatives of Algeria, Bangladesh, Senegal, Egypt and Palestine at the U.N.
The date for the emergency meeting will be announced in a few days. It is expected to take place next week, according to diplomatic sources.
Palestine's envoy to the U.N. Riyad Mansour said the text of the draft resolution would be similar to a previous draft resolution submitted by Kuwait on May 18 to the UN Security Council and vetoed by the U.S. on June 2.