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OIC parliamentary conference closes with resolutions adopted
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_at3(44).jpgTEHRAN – The ninth session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC), attended by representatives from 47 OIC member states, closed on Tuesday, with various resolutions adopted by representatives of OIC member states’ parliaments.
 
Addressing the closing ceremony of the summit in Tehran, Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, who took over the rotating presidency of the union, said that such meetings will result in the resolution of problems facing the Islamic world.
 
He also stated that during the two-day conference, all Muslim parliamentary representatives expressed concern about the “sinister phenomenon of terrorism.”   
 
Larijani added that OIC member states’ parliaments have a “relative understanding” of the problem, and the conference could help bring about convergence of the representatives’ views.
 
Also on Tuesday, the OIC member states’ parliaments adopted a number of resolutions in different committees, including the economic committee, the political and foreign affairs committee, and the cultural and human rights committee.
 
Mali was selected to host the 10th session of the conference.
 
The PUIC was established in 1999 and consists of 53 members and 22 regional, international, and parliaments observers. Its permanent headquarters is in Tehran.
 
It seeks to strengthen parliamentary cooperation among Islamic countries in order to solve challenges facing the Islamic world.
 
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