REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi encouraged member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to be part of the solution to global challenges. The statement was made during the 46th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Friday (Feb 1).
"OIC members must contribute and be part of the solution to global problems, including preventing conflict, promoting dialogue and negotiations, and consistently respecting the principles of the UN Charter," Marsudi noted in a statement from the Foreign Ministry, Saturday.
According to the minister, the world has borne constant witness to conflicts and wars owing to the lack of initiative from countries to resolve conflicts through dialogue and negotiations. The situation is getting worse, considering several countries still do not respect the principles of the UN Charter.
Hence, Marsudi emphasized the need for all OIC member countries to set a good example by promoting dialogue and negotiations in dealing with conflicts. The OIC meeting is being held at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, on March 1-3, 2019, under the theme "Fifty Years of Islamic Cooperation: Roadmap for Prosperity and Development."
At the meeting, Bangladesh handed over the chairmanship of OIC CFM to the UAE. The meeting will also ratify more than 130 draft resolutions related to OIC cooperation on various issues.
During the meeting, the Indonesian government submitted three draft resolutions related to the establishment of the OIC Contact Group for Peace and Dialogue, Islamic Office for the Boycott of Israel, and the Global Pact on Migration.
In addition, the Indonesian government had submitted an annual resolution draft regarding the first meeting of the OIC Drug Supervisory Board that was held in Jakarta in November 2018, as well as Indonesia's role and assistance to help handle the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar.