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OIC welcomes resumption of talks on Syria in Astana today

Jeddah (IINA) – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the decision to resume high-level talks on the Syrian conflict, scheduled to begin on Tuesday in Astana, Kazakhstan.

In a press release, seen by the International Islamic News Agency (IINA), the Organization expressed hope that this round of talks, building on the previous ones, will culminate in practical and constructive steps for a ceasefire to protect civilians and put an end to the destruction in Syria that threatens to spread into neighboring countries.

The OIC also looks forward to a consensual the political process, based on the communique of the Geneva I Conference on Syria and relevant Security Council resolutions, notably 2254 of 18 December 2015.

In this regard, the OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen noted that a peaceful political resolution is of the essence to stop the tragic and bloody situation in Syria and end the human tragedies Syrians are going through in their homeland and outside of it.

The need is dire to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria, Dr. Al-Othaimeen further emphasized.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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