DAKAR DECLARATION

DAKAR DECLARATION

40th Session of PUIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

DAKAR DECLARATION - 40thPUIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE,

DAKAR - REPUBLICE OF SENEGAL, 2- 3 OCTOBER 2018

 

We, Chairman and members of the Executive Committee of the PUIC, participating in the 40th Meeting of the Executive Committee, on 2 and 3 October, 2018:

            Affirming our respect for the objectives and principles enshrined in the charters of the OIC and the United Nations;

            Being guided by the Statute of the PUIC and the PUIC Convention on Combating Terrorism and Extremism which was adopted by the 11th Session of the PUIC Conference, on 24 January 2016;

            Affirming our attention for the causes of Muslim minorities in non-OIC Countries;

Declare the following: 

  1. Confirm that the crucial and complex circumstances through which the world is passing today necessitate unifying the visions, cooperation and coordination of our parliaments pursuant to our noble Islamic principles which urge us to maintain mutual cooperation on the basis of the lofty verse “help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour”, until our glorious Muslim Ummah realizes its aspiration to security, peace, development and progress.
  2. Also confirm the focalization of the Palestinian Cause, considered as the primary cause of Muslims, as well as confirm the steadfastness and struggle of the Palestinian People until they regain their total rights to their entire national soil, and welcome the efforts exerted and the steps taken so as to achieve Palestinian national unity.
  3. Reiterate our condemnation of the practices of the Zionist occupation and itsoppressive and savage methods used against the Palestinian People who struggle and stand firm for the sake of their freedom and dignity.
  4. Condemnthe decision of the US Administration to stop funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA),and emphasize the need to paying attention to the condition of Palestinian refugees and those living under Zionist occupation.
  5. Also Condemn terrorism in all its forms, which is practised by terrorist organizations, and Call upon all States of the world to adopt constructive cooperation to fight and eliminate terrorism as well as address its root causes. We reject linking terrorism with any specific religion.
  6. Call for extending support to Muslim minorities in non-Muslim States in order to exercise their basic rights and ensure their practising of their religious rituals as well as their political, economic and civil rights.
  7. Express our concernfor the suffering of millions of refugees, repatriated and displaced Muslims who have been forced to flee their homelands and regions, and Call on Muslim States, in particular, and internationaland  voluntary organizations, as well as civil society organizations to extend urgent and necessary assistance to them.
  8. Express our great attention and utmost concern for the tragedy befalling the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar which has compelled about a million of them to flee their regions and become refugees, and Call for halting the military operations launched by the Myanmar authorities and Buddhist extremists against the Rohingya Muslims, and extending humanitarian assistance to them. Also Call on all Muslim States to coordinate their efforts with the international community and influential states to exercise pressure on the Myanmar government in order to find a just, political solution that ensures, for the Rohingya, their legitimate political and civil rights. We also thank the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and its Parliament for their efforts in sheltering the Rohingya refugees.
  9. Emphasize the importance of realizing the spirit of brotherhood, cooperation and love among our sisterly States and invite Muslim peoples to exert more efforts to advance dialogue and understanding among themselves.
  10. Affirm the importance of the role of the PUIC in defending the principles and beliefs of the Ummah, and confronting Islamophobia and vilification of the true religion and its symbols.
  11. Express our gratitudeand thanks to the National Assembly of the Republic of Senegal for the excellent organization, preparation and care put in place in favour of the Chairman and members of the Executive Committee since their arrival in Dakar.