OIC adopts Jedda declaration, urges for increased Islamic solidarity

GMT 14:41 2014 Thursday ,19 June

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday welcomed the Jeddah declaration, which urged the group to strengthen economic and political solidarity among member states, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The declaration, issued at the end of the 41st session of the Conference of the Council of OIC Foreign Ministers, encourages the organization to restructure its Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry to be more effective, by promoting the role of businessmen as well as encouraging cooperation between Islamic chambers.
Saudi Arabia hosted the two-day foreign minister conference, which began on Wednesday.
The declaration also oversaw the formation of the Ministerial Contact Group on the Holy City of Alquds (Jerusalem). It called for urgent action on the Palestinian issue, appealing to member countries to bear the political, moral and ethical responsibility. It also urged the organization to support a strategic plan to develop the disputed city.
The resolution held Israel fully responsible for the halt of the Middle East peace process, citing Israel's reneging on the prisoner release agreement, it's settlement policy, the blockade on Gaza, as well as the "Judaization" of Jerusalem.
Thursday's declaration also rejected Syria's recent presidential elections, saying the elections go against the Geneva peace statement, which calls for the establishment of a transitional government with the aim of reviving the political process for all parties.
The countries party to the declaration also expressed solidarity with a number of countries with a significant Muslim population, and notably called for an end to the continuing violence and discrimination against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine State.
Kuwait will host the next session of the foreign ministers council in 2015.

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