Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers ends
34th session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) concluded here Thursday with reaffirmation to work for the prosperity of the Ummah, promote collective security, seek resolution of all international disputes and put more emphasize on the
The Secretary General of the OIC announced with astonishment and disappointment on Wednesday that the meeting could not reach on consensus over the revised Charter.
In the Islamabad Declaration (ID), unanimously adopted at the end of meeting, the member states expressed determination to continue and speedily finalize the reform of the Islamic Conference including its restructuring and drawing up a Revised Charter.
However, the meeting emphasized on a comprehensive reform of the United Nations Organization (UNO) to response to the challenges facing the humanity and to ensure adequate representation of the OIC member states in any category of the expanded Security Council.
While calling to resolve US-Iranian nuclear dispute through dialogue, the meeting underscored the need to evolve an energy strategy that responds to the interests of the Member states.
reaffirmed the inalienable right of the member states to acquire and use atomic energy for peaceful purposes, in a non-discriminatory manner and in accordance with their international legal obligations.
It also recognized Irans right to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and its readiness for the peaceful resolution of all issues.
The member-states reaffirmed their determination to promote their collective security and supported the proposal to formulate new international consensus to promote nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation on a universal and non-discriminatory basis.
They expressed their commitment to the promotion of global peace and security by resolving international disputes through peaceful means and ending situations of foreign occupation.
The ID also welcomed all initiatives for promoting peace in the Middle East including the efforts of President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan.
Underlining the importance of early restoration of peace and stability in Iraq, the ICFM meeting supported continuing efforts for national reconciliation, accelerating the capacity of the Iraqi security forces and securing the earliest possible withdrawal of foreign forces.
The OIC member states reaffirmed the responsibility of the Islamic world in reviewing the condition of Muslim communities and minorities in non-OIC countries.
They said they will continue working for establishing a Free Trade Area for greater economic integration in the Islamic world.
They welcomed the creation of the OIC USD 10 billion target Poverty Alleviation Fund for OIC member-states by the International Development Bank (IDB) and commit ourselves to contribute to ensure its success. Last Mod: 17 Mayıs 2007, 19:07