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OIC FMs Conference ends with 7 approved resolutions

18 May, 2007

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz along with Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmmod Qasuri arrive prior to the start of the closing ceremony of the 34
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ISLAMABAD: The OIC foreign ministers` conference ended after a three day session on Thursday with seven approved resolutions.

The Conference has urged the global community to take steps to eliminate seeds of hatred and communalism, and promote international harmony, peace and interaction between civilizations as a whole, immediate cessation of blasphemy against religions and Holy figures, promotion of tolerance, cessation of steps and conspiracies against Muslim countries and figures.

It was also agreed upon to carry on efforts to encourage free trade among member countries, and a U$.10 billion fund for elimination of poverty among Ummah.

The Conference convened by its Chairman, Foreign minister of Pakistan, Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri sanctioned the Islamabad Declaration and joint resolution in which an International Conference to solve the much awaited Palestine issue was stressed, while the member countries also urged that this conference should initiate meaningful and conducive dialogue for the issue (of Palestine).

The Conference demanded Israel to shift back to pre-1967 positions while the Palestine refugees should also be allowed to return to their homeland, honorably, with the member countries expressing their full support and approval of the Beirut Declaration.

Deep concerns were expressed about the growing pressure on Iran regarding its nuclear program, urging that any action against the Islamic country would entail a security fallout in the region. They also supported Iran`s right for a peaceful nuclear program.

The members also expressed their deep concerns about the explosive Iraqi situation stressing its national and geographical integrity and stability of the embattled country. It has been decided that a coordinating group would soon be established with a representative office in Baghdad.

The issue of Kashmir was also discussed with the member states endorsing the ongoing composite peace dialogue between Pakistan and India over the core issue according to aspirations of the Kashmiri masses were also stressed, with sanctioning of a Kashmir Coordination group.

A strong unity and harmony between Ummah was also stressed while all forms and norms of terrorism were strongly condemned, along with the trend of associating the nefarious tendency with Islam.

Also stressed was the need for solving various international pending disputes, while India was stressed for immediate cessation of the gross violations of human rights being exercised over the hapless masses of occupied Kashmir. Various Human Rights organizations and OIC observer mission presented their fact-findings about gross violations about human rights in the region.

During its 3-day deliberations, most of them behind closed doors; challenges and problems faced by Ummah were comprehensively reviewed, concerning such issues in such Islamic countries as, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Kashmir, Philippines, Bosnia, Azerbaijan and others, replete with solutions.

The participating countries also agreed to cooperate and disseminate information and assistance in such advanced fields as science and technology, Education, Health, defense, development in social fabric and issues and others fields.

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Reader Comments:

OIC FMs Conference was an utter failure.

OIC remains out of reach to the think tanks and in absence of democracy in Muslim countries the democratic countries have little importance for the OIC itself. Arabs are in disarray and the Middle East lies wide open for ambitious forces to penetrate there. The OIC is an utterly useless body and is located in a backwater city. The Conference in Pakistan was no more than a festive event. Pakistan is itself has become a laughing stock both at home and abroad. The real fault line lies in the absence of nurseries to produce leadership and diplomacy. The Foreign Minister, Mr. Kasuri has no roots with the public or media. He has nothing whatever to show except wearing three piece suits at all occasions.

Sher Mohammad, Pakistan - 18 May, 2007

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