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February 1, 2012

PUIC approves MNLF as OBSERVER IN
PALEMBANG MEET
 

By Abdullah Osman, BMNews Correspondent

MNLF Chairman Prof. Dr. Nur Misuari meeting Indonesia's Speaker of the House of Representatives
Dr. Marzuki Alie, the current President of the PUIC Conference at the Palembang meet.


 

BMNews, PALEMBANG. The Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States(PUIC) has officially approved the request of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for Observer status of the MNLF-Bangsamoro People's Congress during the plenary session of the 7th PUIC conference in Palembang, Indonesia. The scheduled 2-day 7th PUIC meeting was held in Palembang, Indonesia, from January 30-31, this year, under the auspices of Indonesian President Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is composed of all the Speakers and Parliamentary Heads of all governments and observer communities and organizations of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The Executive Committee of the PUIC, in its 26th Meeting held in Ankara, Republic of Turkey on 20th November 2011 agreed to recommend granting the Moro National Liberation Front Observer status to the PUIC.

The Bangsamoro People's Congress is the regular parliament component body of the MNLF tasked to create policies complementary with Islamic laws to regulate the affairs of the MNLF members and the Bangsamoro masses. It is composed of religious, political leaders and civilian coordinators of the MNLF with the Bangsamoro people of Mindanao under the chairmanship of Ustaj Habib Zain Jali, a graduate of Islamic Jurisprudence of Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

The opening session of the 7th PUIC conference included the speeches of Prof. Mahmud Erol Kilic, PUIC Secretary General and Dr. Marzuki Ali, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Indonesia being Chairman of the current auspicious PUIC meeting in Palembang. All the representatives of the OIC member states, non-government observers and OIC-affiliate organizations and agencies were represented in the global conference. The delegates heard the report of the PUIC Secretary General, reviewing the PUOIC activities and participation in parliamentary regional and international conferences, and the implementing resolutions taken by the previous PUIC conference in developing and modernizing PUIC given works and tasks.

In the plenary session, together with the approval of the Moro National Liberation Front as Observer status, the pan-Islamic parliamentary body also approved the membership of the People's Council of Maldives, an OIC member state, as well as the OIC Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre and the Republic of Belarus. The plenary session of the 7th PUIC positively approved the agenda and program of work of all PUIC task committees.

The 2-day 7th PUIC conference ended with the respective addresses by heads of delegations of the member-states, observers and guests. It also approved the submitted reports of all task committees for implementation and monitoring discussion in the next PUIC meeting.

The PUIC was established in 1999 with its permanent headquarters in Tehran, Iran with the objective of providing a framework for comprehensive cooperation and coordination among the parliaments of OIC member countries. The PUIC has four bodies: the Conference, the Council, the Executive Committee and the General Secretariat.

 

 

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