(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
DHAKA, Bangladesh, 7th May, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE will host the 46th session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, Ministers of Foreign Affairs Council in 2019, according to an announcement in the "Dhaka Declaration," issued at the end of the council's 45th session.
The council highlighted its support for the rights of the Palestinian people while renewing its objection to the recognition of the United States, US, of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and its plan to move its embassy to the city.
The ministers of foreign affairs and heads of the delegations of OIC member countries stressed their commitment to the principles and objectives stated in the OIC's charter and working programme up to 2025, especially the relevant provisions to encourage unity and solidarity among member countries and support for Muslim minorities and groups.
They also highlighted their respect for the security, sovereignty and independence of OIC member countries and the necessity of solving ongoing conflicts through negotiation.
The declaration also affirmed the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the independence and sovereignty of Palestine based on its pre-1967 borders, with its capital in East Jerusalem, as well as the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their country, according to international law and United Nations, UN, General Assembly Resolution No.94 "III."
The council condemned the illegal policies and practices of Israel against the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territories, including in East Jerusalem.
The council also expressed its concern over the systematic brutality committed recently by the Burmese security forces against the Rohingya Muslim community, which amounts to ethnic cleansing and has affected over 370,000 Rohingyas, who were forcibly displaced to Bangladesh and other countries.
The council condemned the terrorist attacks on its member countries around the world while stressing that Islam is a religion of peace and the need to use it as a tool to combat terrorism and extremism.
The council confirmed its support for the international efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament and eliminate weapons of mass destruction.
WAM/Rola Alghoul/MOHD AAMIR
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