Meeting of the OIC Committee on Palestine in New York

OIC Press Release

12 September 2000

Meeting of the OIC Committee on Palestine in New York

”Peace in the Middle-East will never be complete as long as the issue of Palestine remains without a solution, and the aspired just, comprehensive and lasting peace will not be achieved as long the negotiations are not in synchrony with the legitimate peace process resolutions concerning Al-Quds Al-Sharif”.

This message was carried in the address delivered by Dr. Azeddine LARAKI, Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, on Tuesday 14 Jumada II 1421H (12 September 2000) at the opening of the meeting of the OIC Six-Member Committee on Palestine, at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The Secretary General asserted that “The threat of violence or any attempts to browbeat others by exhibiting one’s might and brawn, to resort to undermining international legitimacy, or to pursue a negotiating approach which conflicts with the foundations of the peace process, are all pointless and to no avail for the achievement of the aspired goals, namely the establishment of a peace that would guarantee the rights of the Palestinian people to establish their own State with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

Dr. Laraki called for all efforts to be concerted so as to ensure the success of the peace-process on the Palestinian track and the resumption of the Syrian-Israeli negotiations and the achievement of progress such as to ensure as Israeli pull out from the occupied Syrian Golan.

Later, the Committee, which is comprised of Malaysia, Pakistan, Guinea, Senegal, Palestine and the OIC, looked into the various items on its agenda foremost of which the progress of the Palestine issue and the conclusion of the transitional stage of the negotiations for the benefit of the Palestinian people’s recovery of their legitimate rights, the crystallization of their sovereignty over their homeland and the establishment of their independent State with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.