14 SAFAR 1432H
19 JANUARY 2011
Upon a kind invitation extended by H.E. Mr. Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al-Ghurair, Speaker of the Federal National Council of the State of the United Arab Emirates, the Second Extraordinary Session of the PUIC Conference was held in Abu Dhabi, capital city of the State of the United Arab Emirates, on 14th Safar 1432H, corresponding to 19th January, 2011 with the attendance of delegations of (38) PUIC Member Parliaments. Having adopted the plan on Reforming the PUIC Statute as presented by the Reform Committee and the Executive Committee, the Extraordinary Conference has decided as follows:

1. Affirming that the cause of Palestine, being the essence of the Middle East conflict, must remain the primary issue of which it is incumbent on the Member States to adopt a unified Islamic position thereon in all international fora, until the realization of the legitimate and inalienable rights of the steadfast Palestinian people, including their right to resistance for the sake of establishing their independent State with the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

2. Stressing recognition by Member States of the independent State of Palestine, with the 4th June, 1967 borders and the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital; also stressing the necessity of applying this recognition through raising the level of relations with the State of Palestine to the level of “embassy”, and requesting the international community through the competent international organizations to recognize this independent Palestinian State.

3. Calling for wide-ranging actions – regionally and internationally – in order to finally put an end to the land, sea and air blockade of Gaza; and requesting expeditious action so as to finalize the reconstruction of Gaza Strip and eliminate the effects of the savage Israeli aggression on it, in accordance with the Donors Conference in Sharm Al Sheikh, and the necessity of seeking coordination and cooperation with the various organization concerned to prosecute Israeli officials before the International Criminal Court (ICC) as well as the national judiciary in the various states of the world, for their crimes in Palestine.

4. Rejecting Israel’s decision on recognition of the jewishness of the Israeli state, this being considered a measure aimed at aborting the right of return of the refugees in accordance with Resolution (194) of the UN General Assembly of 1948; and requesting the international community to reject these Israeli demands, and also for its violation of the established human rights in accordance with the Fourth Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the other International conventions on Human Rights.

5. Confirming condemnation of the persistent excavations and demolition works carried out by the Israeli occupation force beneath and around Al-Aqsa Mosque, considering this as a blatant infringement of Islamic sanctities as well as of the status of the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif; calling upon the United Nations and the international community to assume their full legal and moral responsibilities, and to exercise all forms of pressure on Israel in order to put an end to its illegal practices; as well as affirming categorical rejection of all the Israeli measures which target the Arab and Islamic identity of the city of Al-Quds aimed at judaizing it.

6. Expressing strong condemnation of the expansionist settlement policy of Israel, being in conflict with the principles of the international law and the resolutions of the international legitimacy; requesting the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution on illegality of the Israeli settlements; and stressing the right to return, for the Palestinian refugees, to their lands from which they have been dispersed.

7. Affirming the right of all countries to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in accordance with the provisions of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT); and rejecting threats and pressures wherever they may appear to deprive countries from exercising their legal right; strongly condemns the Israeli terrorist operations that targeted a number of Iranian scientists working in that field.

8. Expressing understanding of the options of the Sudanese people as shown by the referendum and reaffirming our strong support of Sudan against all external threats, and solidarity with Sudan in defending its sovereignty, security, stability and unity as well as its efforts to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in all parts of the country.

9. Expressing strong condemnation of any acts of terrorism that targeted Christians of the East in Al Najat Church in Baghdad and the Al Qidiseen Church in Alexandria, viewing them as criminal acts that conflict with the tolerant Islamic Sharia considering that the Christians are rooted in the Arab orient, and that they are citizens whose protection shall remain the responsibility of the States in which they live, stressing our rejection of foreign intervention in the affairs of Muslim States on the pretext of protecting the Christians of the East.

10. Expressing support to the option of the Tunisian people in the way to administer their country and choose their representatives. Appealing to the Tunisian forces and the categories of the Tunisian people to resort to wisdom and self-restraint in order to safeguard the security and achievements of the country and requesting all foreign states not to interfere in the internal affairs of Tunisia.

11. Expressing strong support to solve the long-enduring Jammu and Kashmir dispute based on the UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

12. The Conference was briefed about the resolution of the 13th Session of the PUIC Council relating to the adoption of an Islamic Parliamentary Declaration, and referred it to the Executive Committee. It requested the Parliaments of Member States to provide the Executive Committee with the names of their respective experts on this matter as well as their curricula vitae within 30 days, and that the Committee shall select 9 of them to write the Draft Declaration and to circulate it to the Member Parliaments during the first half of 2011, and called on the Executive Committee to invite the Federal National Council of the UAE, which submitted the proposal on the Declaration, to participate with the Executive Committee considering and preparing this Declaration.

13. Drawing up a PUIC Plan of Action according to what has been decided by the 13th Session of the PUIC Council concerning the document of the Islamic Parliamentary Declaration proposed by the Federal National Council of the UAE, to carry out contacts with the European Parliament, Parliaments of Western States and the US Congress as well as other regional and international parliamentary organizations in order to find a just and comprehensive solution to the Arab Israeli conflict that strengthens international peace and security and realizes rapprochement between the Islamic civilization and the other civilizations.

14. The Speakers of Parliaments and the Heads and Members of Delegations participating in the 2nd Extraordinary Conference of the PUIC are pleased to offer deep thanks and express gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayyed Al Nahyan, President of the State of the United Arab Emirates and consider his speech at the Opening Session a Conference Document. The Conference offers ample thanks and gratitude to the Federal National Council for the warm reception, generous hospitality and meticulous organization and the efforts they exerted for the success of this Conference and the realization of fruitful results in favour of our Muslim peoples.

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