Tashkent, October 19
The 43rd session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) concluded today its meetings in Tashkent. Theme of the meeting was ‘Education and Enlightenment: the Path to Peace and Creativity’.
Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Qatar led the delegation.
The council adopted a resolution regarding Qatari citizens kidnapped in Iraq. The council renewed its condemnation to the act, saying the Qatari citizens entered in Iraq through legitimate means. The council described the kidnapping as a terrorist attack that contradicts with all Islamic teachings. They called on the Iraqi government to meet its responsibility.
The council also expressed its solidarity with the Qatari government in any measure it takes in that regard. The council also expressed its hope that the contacts made between the Iraqi government lead to the release of the citizens.
OIC Secretary-General, Iyad Ameen Madani is given the task for follows up and on the implementation of OIC resolution in regard to kidnapped Qatari citizens.