Madani: Challenges of extremism and violence place Arab League, OIC on common track

OIC Chief Iyad Madani addressing 27th Arab Summit, Nouakchott, Mauritania
OIC Chief Iyad Madani addressing 27th Arab Summit, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott (IINA) : Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani asserted that the challenges of extremism and violence and the requisites of development and empowerment place the OIC and the Arab League on the same path with the capacity to face up to reality, to analyze it, and to deconstruct and reconstruct it.

In his address to the 27th Arab summit held in Mauritania capital Nouakchott on July 25-26, Madani advocated the view that the path shared by the OIC and the Arab League should lead to justice, equity, participation and welfare. Its driving force should be geared towards “opening doors and bringing hope to the young generation that represent the largest segment in our demography, a segment that seeks to transcend the political concept of nationalism and aspires to transit with its profound faith in religion towards the authentic Shariah objects that are valid for all times and places.”

He further pointed out that the OIC with its 57 member states straddling four continents include the member states of the Arab League and is connected to the latter with a network of human relations and a common cultural space.

Madani said that the world today is in conflict, competition and division, and it would not let our countries progress in peace and security as the major and dominant powers seek to turn our territories, our peoples and our causes into a platform for their tug-of-war.

“The OIC is a journey companion and a partner, striving for the same rights, a platform that connects the Arab world to its neighbors, East, West, North and South,” the secretary general said in his address.


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