OIC hosts meeting of legal experts to revisit convention on combating terrorism

Jeddah (IINA) - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) hosted a meeting of OIC member states at the level of legal experts on Monday, to revisit the OIC Convention on Combating International Terrorism of 1999 and considered pre-draft Additional Protocol to the OIC convention, and exchanged general views on various legal aspects therein.

The views submitted by the member states were thoroughly discussed as well. Director of the Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution Unit in the Political Affairs Department Ambassador Askar Musinov delivered a statement on behalf of the secretary-general, in which he emphasized the pressing need for strengthening cooperation among member states at various levels.

During his speech, he emphasized that combating international terrorism and preventing violent extremism was an area where we would succeed only through enhancing cooperation among all the stakeholders. On the other side, the OIC member states reiterated their commitment and resolved to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and agreed on the urgent need to adopt the Additional Protocol to the OIC Convention on Combating International Terrorism of 1999.

The second meeting of the legal experts on the additional pre-draft protocol to the OIC Convention on Combatting International Terrorism is in pursuance of resolutions on countering terrorism and extremism as adopted by the 42nd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers held in Kuwait in 2015.

Source: International Islamic News Agency