Brunei joins OIC meeting in Jakarta

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BRUNEI Darussalam, which is one of the members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), attended a meeting on the sidelines of the Asian African Summit 2015 that aims to enhance cooperation among members and to exchange views on finding ways to resolve the conflict in the Middle East.

Representing the Sultanate during the meeting was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Second Minister of the Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The meeting, held at the Jakarta Convention Center, was led by Indonesia’s President Dato Laila Utama Joko Widodo, who was also accompanied by the country’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Kalla underscored the importance of close cooperation among the OIC members to fight against terrorism and radicalism together.

He said that the representatives of the OIC members who attended the meeting agreed to form several task forces following the three major problems pertaining to Palestinian statehood, terrorism and radicalism, as well as conflict between countries.

“Each of the task force will work to resolve the conflicts,” Kalla told reporters, adding that all countries should play a role to end the conflicts occurring in the Muslim countries.

The OIC is the second largest inter-governmental organisation after the United Nations.

The OIC, which is composed of 57 member-states, is the collective voice of the Muslim world seeking to safeguard and protect the interests of Muslim nations in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various peoples of the world.

The Asian African countries at the end of their conference on Friday is expected to issue a document of Declaration on Palestine in support to the Palestinean statehood.

The Brunei Times