Sabado, Hulyo 9, 2011

RESULT OF THE 38TH SESSION OF ICFM IN KASAKHSTAN

RESOLUTION No. 2/38-MM
ON
QUESTION OF MUSLIMS IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES
The Thirty-eighth Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (Session of Peace,
Cooperation and Development), held in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, from 26 to 28
Rajab 1432H, (28 - 30 June 2011),
Bearing in mind the resolutions of the OIC and the recommendations of the OIC
Committee for Peace in Southern Philippines and the question of Muslims there,
Recalling the Tripoli Agreement concluded between the Government of the Republic of
Philippines (GRP) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), signed on 23
December 1976, under the aegis of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC),
and accepted by the signatory parties as the basis for a permanent, just, and
comprehensive political solution to the question of Muslims in Southern Philippines
within the framework of the national sovereignty and territorial unity of the Republic of
the Philippines,
Paying tribute to the role of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, under
the wise leadership of H.E. Colonel Moammar Gaddafi, in achieving the Tripoli
Agreement of 1976 and hosting the first preliminary talks in Tripoli on 3-4 October 1992
as well as the Unity and Solidarity Meeting of the MNLF leaders on 6 April 2003,
Also paying tribute to the role of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia in
facilitating the peace process culminating in the signing of the Final Peace Agreement on
2 September 1996, and expressing satisfaction for the efforts of the OIC Peace
Committee in this regard,
Recalling that, in accordance with the two Memoranda of Understanding under which
the GRP and the MNLF concluded two rounds of preliminary talks, held successively in
Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, on 3-4 October 1992, and in Cipanas, Western Java,
Republic of Indonesia, on 14-16 April, 1993, the two parties agreed to conduct official
peace negotiations for the full implementation of the letter and spirit of the 1976 Tripoli
Agreement,
Recalling also the results of the four rounds of formal peace talks held in Jakarta,
Indonesia, including the subsidiary mechanisms, between the GRP and the MNLF, thanks
to the facilities made available by the OIC Peace Committee,
Noting that the gains achieved by the Peace Agreement concluded between the GRP and
the MNLF and existing cooperation between them need to be generalized and maximized
in order to achieve comprehensive peace and development for the benefit of the people of
Bangsamoro,
Also paying tribute to the role of the Republic of Indonesia as Chair of the OIC Peace
Committee in Southern Philippines, and all members of the Committee, as well as to the
Secretary-General’s efforts aimed at facilitating the peace process and helping both the
GRP and the MNLF to reach a formula of joint proposals aimed at ensuring the full
implementation of the 1996 Peace Agreement,
Reaffirming Resolution No. 2/10-MM (IS) on the Question of Muslims in Southern
Philippines adopted by the 10th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference held in
Putrajaya, Malaysia, on 16–17 October 2003, as well as Resolution No. 2/11-MM (IS)
adopted by the 11th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference,
Reiterating Resolution No. 2/34-MM on the Question of Muslims in Southern
Philippines adopted by the 34th CFM held in Islamabad from 15 – 17 May 2007, and all
previous ministerial resolutions in this regard,
Having considered the Report of the Secretary-General on the Question of Muslims in
Southern Philippines (Document No. CFM/38-2011/MM/SG.REP),
1. Renews its support for the Peace Agreement between the Government of the
Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF),
which was initialed on 30 August 1996 in Jakarta and officially signed in Manila on 2
September 1996;
2. Calls on both the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro
National Liberation Front to preserve the gains achieved since the signing of the Peace
Agreement and encourages both sides to continue their efforts in favor of a solution to
their differences and ensuring the full implementation of the 1996 Peace Agreement;
3. Renews the mandate of the OIC Peace Committee for Southern Philippines (PCSP)
and of the Secretary-General to continue to make the necessary contacts with the GRP and
the MNLF in favour of the full implementation of the 1996 Peace Agreement;
4. Welcomes the progress made at the fourth session of the tripartite meeting
between the OIC, the Government of the Philippines and Moro National Liberation Front,
held in Jeddah on 22 and 23 February 2011, and expresses its support for the efforts of
the Secretary General in following up the provisions of the meeting for the management
of the key issues, (including on the mechanism of plebiscite, the sharing of natural
resources and other measures for fully implementing the 1996 Final Peace Agreement);
5. Welcomes the positive outcomes of the meetings of the expert working groups
held in Manila on 25th - 29th of April, 2011 and the Ad-hoc High Level Group meeting
held in Solo, Indonesia on 19th - 22nd of June, 2011 between the Government of the
Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF),
which narrowed their differences while taking note of their agreement in Solo, Indonesia
for the remaining issues to be resolved on or by 30th September 2011;
6. Welcomes the resumption of negotiation between the Government of the Republic
of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the agreement to
establish an international contact group (ICG), invitation to membership of which has been
extended to Turkey, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Japan. Urges the two
sides to continue negotiating until they reach a peace agreement that would cover all issues
with a view to achieving stability and peace in Southern Philippines;
7. Urges the leaderships of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to continue their efforts at joint coordination and
collaboration to achieve peace and development for the Bangsamoro people, based on the
agreement signed between them on the margin of the thirty-seventh session of the Council
of Foreign Ministers, and commends the efforts of the Secretary General in this regards
and invites him to continue these efforts;
8. Appeals to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines to see to the early
resolution of the reported environmental problems resulting from the failure on the part of
power and electricity plant in Lake Lanao and its surroundings to observe environmental
standards, which resulted in serious and adverse environmental effects with damaging
fallouts on local population’s health and economic and social conditions;
9. Urges OIC Member States, subsidiary organs, and specialized and affiliated
institutions as well as Islamic charitable organizations in the Member States to increase
their medical, humanitarian, economic, financial, and technical assistance for the
development of Southern Philippines with a view to accelerating the pace of social and
economic development.
10. Requests the Secretary-General to follow up the implementation of this resolution
and to report thereon to the Thirty-ninth Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers.

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