RESOLUTIONS ON MUSLIM COMMUNITIES AND MINORITIES IN NON-OIC MEMBER STATES ADOPTED BY THETHIRTY-SEVENTH SESSION OF THE COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTERS

(SESSION OF SHARED VISIONOF A MORE SECURE AND PROSPEROUS

ISLAMIC WORLD)

DUSHANBE — REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

4- 6 JUMADA AL THANI 1431H18-20 MAY 2010

RESOLUTION ON MUSLIMS IN THAILAND :

1- Welcomes the contacts and discussions held by the Secretary General with

representatives of the Government of Thailand during which the Government’s

plan to seek peaceful settlement for the southern provinces was discussed; and

commends the stance of the new Government on giving maximum priority to

peaceful resolutions of the problem, and stresses that the basic elements for

achieving a successful settlement should include the recognition of the cultural

peculiarities of the inhabitants, doing justice to them and giving due respect to

their traditions and customs, while working for economic and social developmentof the region.

2- Affirms that these objectives are achievable through a process which

would involve the representatives of Muslims in Southern Thailand and relevant

segments, such plan be accompanied by a national reconciliation.

3-Requests the Secretary General to continue his contacts with the

Government of the Kingdom of Thailand to develop bilateral relations and to

urge it that the Government’s plan for the improvement of the situation of

Muslims in Southern Thailand include the realization of the legitimate

aspirations of the Muslims there with a view to implementing the Government’s

plan to address the root causes of the problem as contained in the

Joint Press Statement issued at the end of the visit of the Secretary General to

Thailand on 1st May 2007, and calls upon the Member States enjoying close

relations with Thailand to support the efforts of the Secretary General in this

regard.

4- Decides to defer consideration on the adoption of a resolution on the

situation of the Muslim Community in Southern Thailand until the next session

of the Council of Foreign Ministers to allow ample time for contacts between

the Secretary General and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand.

5- Calls on the Eminent Muslim personalities and all parties involved in

consultation with the Thai Government to forge a coordinated platform to

complement the efforts in search of peace and stability in Southern Thailand.

6- Welcomes the proposal of the Secretary General to hold a workshop on

conflict resolution in Southern Thailand in consultation with the Thai

Government, and to consider similar successful resolution models in other

regions of the world and discuss how to benefit from them.

7- Welcomes the Secretary General’s appointment of Ambassador Qassim

Al-Masri as his Personal Representative for the management of dialogue with

the Government of Thailand.