The envoy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to Iraq pledged on Wednesday to bring together all the Iraqis around the table with a new spirit.
Hamid Ali Mohamed Eltinay, the OIC representative in Baghdad, told AA correspondent :
"I will try to bring the Iraqis around a table with a new spirit to materialize brotherhood and cooperation."
This was the ambassador's first interview with a press body after he was appointed as the OIC representative to Baghdad. Eltinay will be in the Iraqi capital on Friday.
"The sectarian clashes in the country only help to the best interests of the enemies of Iraqi people," Eltinay said.
Eltinay told the AA that the Muslim countries were utterly uneasy about the clashes, and underlined the importance of the Mecca Declaration released after a meeting in 2005.
"Decision made in this meeting prepared the ground for further steps," he also said.
In the 2005 summit, the OIC members denounced terrorist attacks against Iraqi people and affirmed their support for the political progress and reconstruction efforts in Iraq.
Eltinay said that all the parties in Iraq had signed the mentioned declaration, and told the AA that the Islamic community was supporting brotherhood and not war.
The OIC envoy said that he would endeavour to enable a more modern and developed Iraq and expressed belief that the development and rehabilitation of Iraq could only be possible with the efforts of the Iraqi people.
Also talking about the appointment of a representative to Iraq, OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said that what was important was to ensure peace and end sectarian clashes in the country.
Ihsanoglu also said that Eltinay would hold face-to-face talks with all the parties in Iraq.
OIC is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations with 57 member states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim community and ensuring to safeguard and project the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.
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