Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin participated in an extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member Nations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) regarding the issue of the catastrophic situation in Palestine that took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on March 5.

The Tajik MFA information department says that in a statement delivered at the session, top Tajik diplomat called on international community to take effective measures for an immediate ceasefire in Palestine and to reach lasting peace in this region through reconciliation.

OIC’s official website says the session considered the continuing Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.

The session reportedly ended with a resolution, which, in particular, emphasizes strong condemnation of the unprecedented comprehensive barbaric aggression against civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip and the entire Occupied Palestinian Territory, including killing, bombing, and deliberate destruction.

The session members call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire  and cessation of the all-out aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the provision of unimpeded and adequate humanitarian, medical, and relief aid, the provision of water and electricity, and the opening of humanitarian corridors to deliver urgent aid to the Gaza Strip. 

They urgently call on the OIC Member States to take all necessary steps at all levels to stop and confront the crimes committed by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinian people, hold its perpetrators accountable, and provide all forms of financial support and humanitarian relief to break the siege imposed on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip for more than 16 years.

They warn all states participating directly or indirectly in committing genocide against the Palestinian people and consider direct partners in these despicable crimes.  

They call on the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to expedite the criminal investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by officials of the Israeli colonial occupation government against the defenseless Palestinian people and to bring the criminals to international justice.

The session participants also call for activating the Islamic Financial Safety Net in accordance with the resolution of the 14th Islamic Summit Conference in order to provide financial contributions, economic and humanitarian support to Government of the State of Palestine and to UNRWA and stresses the need to mobilize international partners to reconstruct Gaza and mitigate the impact of mass destruction resulting from the Israeli aggression.

The resolution notes that the unprecedented barbaric aggression in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, specifically in the Gaza Strip has so far led to the martyrdom of more than 30,400 martyrs, 70% of whom are women and children, including 8,000 women, 12650 children and more than 71500 injured and the forced displacement of more than a million and a half Palestinians from their homes.