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OIC FMs call for execution of ’25 prog. to achieve sustainable development

KUALA LUMPUR, Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation called Sunday for execution of OIC’s 2025 program, paying specific attention to boosting of unity and solidarity.

The foreign ministers, in a Dhaka Declaration following their meetings in the capital of Bangladesh, said the 2025 program would improve efficiency of OIC to achieving social and economic development in member states.

The ministers, in their May 5-6 meetings, called for solving conflicts through negotiations, mediation and reconciliation on the basis of principles of international law.

They expressed support for the Palestinian people to regain their rights and establish their independent state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital. The Palestinian refugees, they said, should be allowed to return to their homes in line with UN General Assembly resolution 194.

They rejected US decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city.

They blamed the US administration for the ramifications of its decision, which undermined America’s role as a peace mediator.

The ministers, meanwhile, expressed concern over the recent systematic vicious attacks against Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, which reached a stage of ethnic cleansing.

These attacks, they said, forced 370,000 Rohingyas to flee to neighboring Bangladesh and other countries.

They thanked Bangladesh for hosting huge numbers of Rohingya refugees, and urged all member countries to provide further aid for Bangladesh to cope with the influx of refugees.

The ministers voiced solidarity with all Muslim minorities in non-member countries, called for solving the conflict in Afghanistan through a comprehensive national reconciliation.

They ministers reaffirmed that Islam was a faith of peace which could not allow atrocities, mass killing and barbaric acts committed by terrorist groups.

They called for nuclear disarmament, invest in human development, and building capabilities of women and youth.

They called for exchanging expertise among member countries to push economic development and execute long-term development projects.

As to development within the OIC, the ministers called for the development of tourism to achieve sustainable development.

Kuwait was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah, whose delegation includes Assistant foreign Minister for the Deputy Foreign Minister’s Office Ayham Al-Omar, Assistant Foreign Minister for International Organizations, Minister Plenipotentiary Nasser Al-Hayyen, Kuwaiti Consul in Jeddah and Permanent Representative at OIC Wael Al-Enezi.

Source: Kuwait News Agency