Identical letters dated 28 October 2010 from the Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council
I have the honour, in my capacity as Chair of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Group in New York, to transmit herewith the Dushanbe Declaration of the thirty-seventh session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, held in Dushanbe in May 2010 (see annex).
I should be grateful if you would have the text of the present letter and its annex circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 14, 15, 20, 24, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, 52, 54, 60, 66, 93, 97, 103, 107, and 122 (s), and of the Security Council.
(Signed) Sirodjidin Aslov
Ambassador, Permanent Representative
Annex to the identical letters dated 28 October 2010 from the Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council
Dushanbe Declaration adopted at the thirty-seventh session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference
A Shared Vision of a More Secure and Prosperous Islamic World
Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
04-06 Jumada al Thani 1431h
(18 to 20 May 2010)
We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation of the Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), participating in the thirty-seventh session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, under the motto “A shared vision of a more secure and prosperous Islamic world”, meeting in Dushanbe, which has been chosen as the capital of Islamic culture for the year 2010, at a time when the Muslim world is facing serious political, socio-economic, cultural and scientific challenges, declare the following:
The situation in the Middle East will remain tense as long as Israel persists in its obstinate policies and in hindering peace efforts, and until a comprehensive and just settlement covering all aspects of the problem is reached. Therefore we call for an intensification of efforts by the international community, including by the Security Council, in line with its Charter responsibilities, aimed at accelerating the process of achieving a just and comprehensive peace settlement in the Middle East. In this context, the Council strongly condemns all illegal measures and actions in Occupied East Jerusalem aimed at judaizing this city which has an Arab and Islamic character, including, in particular, the building of settlements that threaten to undermine any negotiation leading to an end to the Israeli occupation of 1967 and the establishment of an independent, contiguous and viable Palestinian State, on all Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital. We commend the efforts made by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, and Bayt Mal Al-Quds in order to preserve the identity of the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and support the steadfastness of its people. We also condemn Israel’s persisting occupation of the Syrian Golan and Lebanese territories, and we emphasize our support for these two countries in regaining all their territories occupied by Israel in 1967.