OIC RESOLUTION ABOUTH THAILAND
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
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
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.