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Open-Ended Extraordinary Meeting of OIC Executive Committee at Level of Foreign Ministers Concluded

Jeddah, The Open-Ended Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the level of Foreign Ministers was concluded here today.

The Executive Committee reaffirmed the centrality of the Palestine cause, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif at its core, to the entire Muslim Ummah, and reasserted the Arab and Islamic character of occupied East Al-Quds, the eternal capital of the State of Palestine.

The Executive Committee emphasized that peace and security in the Middle East region, as a strategic option, will only be achieved with the end of the Israeli occupation, the full withdrawal from the territory of the State of Palestine in particular the Holy City of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the other Arab territories occupied since June 1967, and enabling the Palestinian people to regain their inalienable rights, including the right to self-determination and sovereignty over its airspace and maritime space, territorial waters and natural resources, in implementation of the principles of international law, relevant international legitimacy resolutions, and the Arab Peace Initiative endorsed by the Extraordinary Islamic Summit in Makkah in 2005.

The Executive Committee affirmed that the US administration's 'plan', announced by the President of the United States on January 28, 2020 lacks the minimum requirements of justice and destroys the foundations of peace, including the agreed legal and international terms of reference for a peaceful solution and the need to respect and recognize the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to national independence and of Palestine refugees to return. The 'plan' also undermines the principles of international law, including the principle of inadmissibility of the acquisition of the territory of others by force, thus legitimizing colonialism and its implications as well as destabilizing and threatening international peace and security.

The Executive Committee rejected this US-Israeli plan, as it does not meet the minimum aspirations and legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, and contradicts the terms of reference of the peace process, and calls upon all member states not deal with this plan or cooperate with the US Administration efforts to enforce it in any way or form.

Source: Saudi Press Agency