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RESOLUTION NO. 2/40-MM

 

ON THE QUESTION OF MUSLIMS

 IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES

 

 

The Fortieth Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, (Session of Dialogue of Civilizations, Factor for Peace and Sustainable Development, held in Conakry, Republic of Guinea, from 06 to 08 Safar 1435H (09-11 December 2013),

Bearing in mind the OIC resolutions and the recommendations of the OIC Peace Committee in Southern Philippines (PCSP) and the question of Muslims there;

Commending the role played by Libya in reaching the Tripoli Agreement in 1976 and instrumental the role of the Republic of Indonesia as Chair of the PCSP and all its members, as well as to the Secretary Generalís efforts aimed at facilitating the peace process and assisting both the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro

National Liberation Front (MNLF) to reach a formula of joint proposals to ensure the full implementation of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement;

Praising the efforts of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in supporting the peace efforts and development of Muslims in Southern Philippines,

Reaffirming all previous Summit and Ministerial Conferences resolutions adopted in this regard;

Having considered the Report of the Secretary General on the Question of Muslims in Southern Philippines (Doc. No. OIC/CFM-40/2013/MM/SG.REP);

1- Renews its support for the Peace Agreement between the GPH and MNLF initialled on 30 August 1996 in Jakarta and officially signed in Manila on 2 September 1996;

2- Calls for quick and full implementation of the provisions of 1996 Final Peace Agreement on implementation of the 1976 Tripoli Agreement concluded between the GPH and the MNLF with good intention and genuine interest so that just and lasting peace and comprehensive development can be achieved for the Bangsamoro people;

3- Takes note of the outcome of the Meeting of the OIC Peace Committee on Southern Philippines (PCSP) held in Istanbul, Turkey on 22-24 August 2013 and its meeting held in Jeddah on 4 November 2013, renews the mandate of the PCSP and the Secretary General to continue the necessary contacts with the GPH and the MNLF for of the full implementation of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement.

4- Expresses appreciation for the efforts of the Secretary General and the OIC-PCSP in their continued attempts to overcome the obstacles impeding full implementation of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement through the tripartite discussionsí mechanism, and expresses regret over the failure to achieve tangible results commensurate with the efforts exerted in this regard;

5- Express its concern over the incident that took place in Zamboanga city on September 9, 2013 which led to a fire fight between the GPH forces and the MNLF forces (loyal to Chairman Misuari) and deplores the loss of innocent lives, and property; calls upon member States and Islamic relief organisations to help generously at the efforts of relief and reconstruction operation in order to allow the quick return of the many thousand displaced people to their homes and to compensate the victims.

6- Calls upon the Secretary General and the PCSP to exert their efforts in order not to allow these unfortunate events to derail the peace process.

7- Calls on the Secretary General to hold another session of the tripartite meeting in order to overcome on the pending major difficulties and calls upon both parties namely the GPH and MNLF to show flexibility that would allow progress on the pending issues; and also calls upon the GPH to consider positively the request by MNLF on conducting a new plebiscite under neutral supervision to consult the population on whether they are willing to join the autonomous region;

8- Invites the Secretary General to continue his efforts to narrow the gap between the positions of the leaderships of the MNLF and the MILF to continue their joint coordination and work to achieve peace and development for the people of Bangsamoro in the framework of Bangsamoro Coordination Forum (BCF) established between the two fronts at the Islamic Conference in Djibouti and calls for holding another meeting to prepare guiding principles for its work;

9- Recognize of the peace efforts between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for reaching a comprehensive agreement that would help improvement of the situation of Muslims in Mindanao region and Hopes that Framework agreement on the Bangsamoro would be concluded in line with 1976 Tripoli Peace Agreement. Commend on the role of the Government of Malaysia as third party facilitator in talks between the both parties which culminated with the signing of preliminary Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro on 15 October 2012;

10- Calls upon the Secretary General to exert his efforts to find common grounds between the Parties to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the 1996 Agreement on the implementation of the 1976 Peace Agreement and develop a mechanism to ensure that the gains of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement on the implementation of the 1976 Peace Agreement are preserved and the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and its Annexes are fully implemented with the end goal of integrating the gains achieved in these peace agreements in the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

11- Expressed appreciation to the government of Indonesia for its role as the Chair of the OIC Peace Committee for Southern Philippines (OIC-PCSP) for the past six years, and welcomed Egyptís assumption of the Chairmanship of the PCSP after the 40th CFM.

12- Calls upon the GPH to take urgent action to address the environmental problems reported caused by non-compliance with environmental standards in Lake Lanao and its environment; which had serious environmental repercussions with adverse effects on peopleís health, economic and social conditions.

13- Urges OIC member states, subsidiary organs, specialized institutions and affiliated institutions to increase the volume of their medical, humanitarian, economic, financial and artistic assistance to develop Southern Philippines with a view to accelerating socio-economic development.

Requests the Secretary General to follow up the implementation of this resolution and report thereon to the 41st Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers.

 

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