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REPORT AND RESOLUTIONS ON POLITICAL,
MUSLIM MINORITIES AND COMMUNITIES, LEGAL
AND INFORMATION AFFAIRS

ADOPTED BY THE TWENTY-SEVENTH SESSION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE OF FOREIGN MINISTERS

(SESSION OF ISLAM AND GLOBALIZATION)

KUALA LUMPUR. MALAYSIA

24-27 RABIUL AWAL 1421 H,     27-30 JUNE 2000

 

RESOLUTION NO. 56/27-P
ON THE QUESTION OF MUSLIMS IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES

The Twenty-seventh Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Islam & Globalization) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24 to 27 Rabiul Awal 1421H (27-30 June 2000),

 

Bearing in mind the previous resolutions of the OIC and the recommendations of the Ministerial Committee of Six on the question of Muslims in Southern Philippines;

 

Recalling the Tripoli Agreement signed on 23 December 1976, under the auspices of the OIC, between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front which the signatory parties agreed to consider as the basis for a political, permanent, just and comprehensive solution to the question of Southern Philippines within the framework of the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of the Philippines;

 

Also recalling that in accordance with the two Memoranda of Understanding with which the Government of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front concluded two rounds of preliminary talks, held in Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on 3-4 October, 1992 and in Cipanas, Western Java, Republic of Indonesia on 14-16 April, 1993, the two parties agreed to conduct official peace negotiations for the full implementation in letter and spirit of the 1976 Tripoli Agreement;

 

Further recalling the results of the four rounds of formal peace talks held in Jakarta between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front;

 

Commending the agreement reached by the participants in the Fourth Round of Formal Peace Talks to reaffirm all the points of agreement in the 1994, 1995 and 1996 Interim Agreements and to include them in the Final Agreement provided for in the 1976 Tripoli Agreement,

 

1.Welcomes the "Peace Agreement" between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front initialed on 30 August 1996 in Jakarta and officially signed on 2 September 1996 in Manila.

 

2.Appreciates the important steps already taken to fully implement the Agreement and calls on both the GRP and the MNLF to preserve the gains achieved as a result of the signing of the "Peace Agreement".

 

3.Pays tribute to the leadership of the Moro National Liberation Front under the Chairmanship of Professor Nur Misuari, as the sole legitimate representative of Muslims in Southern Philippines ("Bangsamoro people"), for their courage, political vision and wisdom which paved the way for the ultimate achievement of a political, just, comprehensive, and final solution to the question of Muslims in Southern Philippines.

 

4.Pays tribute to the role of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines which led to the establishment of the Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development and, consequently, to the achievement of the peaceful, durable, comprehensive and just settlement of the problem of Southern Philippines.

 

5.Pays tribute to the role of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia in facilitating the peace process culminating in the signing of the Final Peace Agreement on 2 September 1996.

 

6.Also pays tribute to the role of the Government of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, under the wise leadership of His Excellency Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, in achieving the Tripoli Agreement of 1976 and in hosting the first exploratory talks in Tripoli from 3 to 4 October, 1992.

 

7.Expresses satisfaction for the efforts exerted by the Ministerial Committee of Six, under the Chairmanship of the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, and the membership of the Libyan Jamahiriya, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Senegal, People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Republic of Somalia as well as the efforts exerted by the OIC Secretary General, to find a political, just, comprehensive, honourable and final solution to the problem of Muslims in Southern Philippines.

 

8.Expresses satisfaction for the positive contribution of the OIC Observer Team manned by Indonesian officers in maintaining the ceasefire and thereby creating a conducive atmosphere for the attainment of the Peace Agreement and their role in the implementation phase of the Agreement.

 

9.Urges the Member States, the OIC subsidiary organs, specialised and affiliated institutions, including the Islamic Development Bank, to increase their economic, financial, technical and material assistance for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Southern Philippines through the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and/or the Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development (SPCPD) under the leadership of the MNLF.

 

10.Decides to maintain the status and the participation of the MNLF in the activities of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference in its capacity as the sole legitimate representative of the Bangsamoro people in Southern Philippines aimed at improving their conditions in accordance with the Peace Agreement.

 

11.Urges the Government of the Republic of Philippines to take the necessary steps for the implementation of the peace agreement so as to ensure an auspicious environment for development and stability in Southern Philippines.

 

12.Urges the Member States to contribute to mobilizing broad international support to both parties of the Peace Agreement aimed at enabling them to achieve peace, development and prosperity in the Southern Philippines.

 

13.Requests the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation front to agree on the extension of Phase I of the Peace Agreement, and consequently to the postponement of the general plebiscite which was scheduled to be held on 2 September 2000, in order to ensure the full implementation of all measures and policies as stipulated in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Peace Agreement, including the accelerated implementation of development projects and programmes in the Special Zone of Peace and Development (SZOPAD).

 

14.Appeals to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines to reconsider postponing the date of elections in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to the Year 2003 in response to the just request of the MNLF and to ensure that the elections are held according to the stipulation contained in paragraph 2, (2a and 2b) of the Peace Agreement, and that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines carries out its international obligations and commitments as stipulated in this Agreement in order to secure the most favourable conditions for development and stability.

 

15.Urges the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to immediately halt its military hostilities and reach a peaceful resolution to the existing problem in Mindanao.

 

16.Appeals to all Islamic charitable organizations in the OIC member states, as well as others, to extend medical and other humanitarian assistance to the displaced people who are the victims of violence in Mindanao and its islands.

 

17.Requests the Ministerial Committee of Six and the OIC Secretary General to continue extending assistance as appropriate for the full implementation of the Peace Agreement during the transitional period pending the establishment of the regular autonomous region in Southern Philippines.

 

18.Requests the Secretary General to follow up the implementation of this resolution and to submit a report thereon to the Twenty-eighth Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.

 

 

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