Chief calls for 'peace and security council' in OIC
Ihsanoglu, made a call on all member states to establish a "peace and security council" within the OIC.
Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, made a call on all member states to establish a "peace and security council" within the OIC.
In an official press release, the OIC said that the proposed council would help resolve disputes among Islamic countries and would help the Islamic Justice Court, established earlier, to be active.
He also called for the setting up of a collective mechanism with the objective of protecting and maintaining Member States' collective peace.
In his address to the Meeting of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on the future role of the OIC held at the headquarters in Jeddah on 23-24 January, Ihsanoglu expressed his regret that although the Muslim world's region is most besieged by conflict and instability, there still is no collective outfit dedicated to the resolution of conflicts or the preservation of security and stability in the Muslim world.
That, he said, has allowed others from outside the region to intervene to fill that gap according to their self-interests.
The OIC is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and ensuring to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various peoples of the world.
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