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Dhaka Declaration Issued 4 Dhaka

The statement emphasized the need for return of durable peace and stability in Afghanistan is an important factor in maintaining and strengthening security not only in the vast Asian continent, but also around the world and it reiterated support for the settlement of the Afghan conflict through an inclusive Afghan-led process of national reconciliation and encouraged the OIC efforts to convene an International Ulema Conference aimed at political reconciliation and restoring peace, security and stability in Afghanistan.

Dhaka Declaration reaffirmed its strong condemnation of the atrocious and callous terrorist attacks that have occurred against the Member States and in various parts of the world and conveyed its full sympathy and solidarity emphasizing that Islam is a religion of peace and does not in any way legitimize the monstrous acts of barbarity and mass murder carried out by terrorist groups against innocent people. It highlighted the threat that violent extremism and terrorism pose to all societies as well as to international peace and security and it called for greater collaboration and cooperation between the Member States to prevent and combat terrorism committed by whomsoever in all its forms and manifestations as well as illicit trafficking in weapons, drugs and human being and it renewed its unwavering commitment to strengthen partnership between the OIC and other international and regional organizations in the field.

The statement underscored its support to all endeavors to achieve nuclear disarmament and the elimination of other weapons of mass destruction as a means to further strengthen international peace and security.

The declaration underlined the importance of the OIC-UN cooperation in terms of achieving their shared interests and common goals and further underscored its support for an enhanced observer status of the OIC in the UN.

The statement welcomed the proposal made by United Arab Emirates to host the 46th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in 2019.

Dhaka Declaration appreciated the readiness of Gambia to host 14th Islamic Summit in Banjul in 2019 and urged all the Member States to participate at the highest level. It also called on them to extend the necessary assistance to the country for a successful hosting of the Summit.

The statement expressed its appreciation to the Secretary General of the OIC Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen for his overall efforts in promoting the interests of the Ummah and Joint Islamic Action in order to achieve the goals, vision and mission of the OIC in the various domains.

The declaration commended Dr. Al-Othaimeen efforts to deepen cooperation and partnership of the OIC with regional, sub-regional and international organizations and in particular, the UN and its institutions.

Finally, Dhaka Declaration expressed its deep appreciation to the people and the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh for a warm hospitality and excellent arrangements which ensured the success of the 45th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers under the motto "Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace and Development".

Source: Saudi Press News Agency