Islamic Summit adheres to Jerusalem, supports political solution in Syrian crisis

The final statement of the fourteenth session of the Islamic Summit, held in Mecca under the title of "Mecca Summit: Hand in Hand to the Future", stressed the importance of resolving the Palestinian issue and Israel's exit from the occupied Syrian al-Golan and reiterated its support for a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

On Friday evening, in Mecca city the periodic summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation launched on its fourteenth session, under the banner" Hand in Hand Towards the Future "the summit touched upon the Palestinian issue, as well as, the ongoing crises and developments in the Islamic world.

The Islamic Summit issued a final statement containing several items and the most important items

1-   the Conference reaffirmed the centrality of the question of Palestine and the issue of Jerusalem to the Islamic nation and reiterated its principled and continuing support at all levels for the Palestinian people to attain their inalienable national rights, including their right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian State on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital and stressed the need to protect the right of returning for refugees under resolution 194 and to face any denial of these rights with full force.

The Conference affirmed the support of Member States for the Palestinian cause and Jerusalem as the central issue of the nation in international forums, including voting for the relevant resolutions in all international organizations, and calls upon Member States to abide by this, stressing that any position contradicts the principles and principles which organization depended upon, and calls on all States that have not done yet so to recognize the Palestinian State, declared in 1988 in Algeria, to do so in order to embody the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination as a prerequisite for supporting a solution based on international legitimacy resolutions.

The Conference called for the full withdrawal of Israel from the occupied Syrian al-Golan to the borders of 4 June 1967, in accordance with Security Council resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973), the principle of land for peace, the Madrid Peace Conference and the Arab peace initiative adopted by the Arab Summit in Beirut in 2002.

The Conference affirmed its continued support for the constitutional legitimacy in Yemen represented by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, President of the Republic of Yemen, and for his national efforts to achieve security and political and economic stability in Yemen. He praised the resumption of the Yemeni Parliament session and the election of a new Presidential Council as a step towards restoring and strengthening Yemeni institutions

The Conference reaffirmed its principled position that the unity, sovereignty, territorial integrity and social harmony of Syria should be maintained and renewed its support for a political solution to the Syrian crisis based on the Geneva Declaration 1 aimed at establishing a transitional governing body with a joint agreement with full executive powers and Security Council resolution 2254 The implementation of a political transition led by Syria to allow the building of a new Syrian state based on pluralistic democratic and civil order. The principles of equality prevail before the law, the rule of law and respect for human rights. The meeting affirmed its support for the efforts of the international community to support Syria and the special envoy of the UN for the resumption of the negotiating process.

The Conference renewed its commitment to confront the humanitarian challenges of the Syrian crisis and to contribute more to the efforts of the international community, particularly the United Nations Organization in this regard.



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