OIC to mull 109 resolutions in its Oct 18-19 meet


Tashkent—The Chief of the Information Department at the OIC General Secretariat, Ms. Maha Mustafa Akeel has revealed Monday that around 109 resolutions relevant to the various situations in the Islamic World and among the Muslim countries in non-OIC Member States, will be tabled for discussion at the 43rd session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers due to be hosted by the Republic of Uzbekistan at its capital, Tashkent, on 18-19 October 2016. She indicated that seven of these resolutions have to do with the cause of Palestine, the city of Al Quds/Jerusalem and the Arabo-Israeli conflict; the cause of Palestine being the central issue for the OIC in all its activities and events. In this framework, there are also resolutions on the occupied Syrian Golan, solidarity with Lebanon, the current status of the Middle East peace process and the mechanisms for financial support to the Palestinian people and the Islamic Office for the Boycott of Israel.
Ms. Akeel further noted that the Foreign Ministers will examine 54 resolutions on political affairs, foremost of which the situation in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Afghanistan, Jammu and Kashmir, and the Republic of Central Africa in addition to the issues of Muslim communities in non-OIC Member states, particularly in Myanmar. The meeting will also address other important resolutions in the political field concerning the fight against terrorism and radicalism, disarmament, Islamophobia, countering the denigration of religion, condemning the desecration of the holy Quran, UN reform, expanding the UN Security Council, and the activities of terrorist groups such as Daesh and Boko Haram.
The head of the OIC Information Department also pointed out that the Foreign Ministers will be discussing at their meeting three resolutions in the humanitarian field, namely: the OIC humanitarian activities, the humanitarian situation in Syria and the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, in addition to two resolutions related to the OIC Independent and Permanent Human Rights Commission, namely: the IIPHRC’s work and budget.—Email