OIC Calls Emergency Summit over Deteriorating Conditions in Syria

Jeddah, 09 Muharram 1438/10 October 2016 (MINA) – An extraordinary session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the delegates’ level yielded calls on Sunday for an urgent meeting to discuss worsening conditions in Syria, KUNA reported

The session, which was chaired by Kuwait’s Consul General and permanent delegate to the OIC Wael Al-Enezi, aimed to ensure that Islamic nations would act in concert over efforts to end the war in Syria and other conflicts plaguing the Arab world, a statement issued following the conclusion of the meeting noted.

Moreover, the statement decried “the brutal forms of warfare” taking place in Syria, adding that the onus is on the Syrian government and its allies who should be held accountable for these aggressions.

The statement also noted that it is incumbent upon the United Nations (UN) to ensure that peace and security is restored in Syria, as it highlighted the need for a sustainable solution to the conflict.

Meanwhile, the OIC’s Secretary General Iyad Madani said that the international community is obligated to fulfill its responsibilities to address the deteriorating conditions in the war-torn city of Aleppo.

He also called for an urgent ceasefire that would facilitate the flow of relief aid into the country, pressing the international community to pile pressure on the Syrian government to accept a political solution to the conflict. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)