MECCA, Dec 9 (Internet): The third emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) in the Saudi city of Mecca ended with a new road map issued on Thursday.
The decision to fight against ignorance, fanaticism, and terrorism was taken by the leadership of the Muslim world.
The extraordinary summit of the OIC rejected extremism and urged the member states to fight terrorism in 'every possible manner'. It pledged to develop educational curriculum to promote tolerance, understanding, dialogue and diversity.
A joint communiqué issued at the end of the two-day summit said the leaders adopted the Mecca Declaration and a 10-year programme of action for the Ummah.
The agreement on a counter-terrorism unit, Islamic Canon Law Council with a woman member, and establishing a "school fund" for literacy mobilisation was reached at the summit where 57 members took part.
The organisation will also prepare a document on women's rights. Turkey is represented by the Parliament Speaker Bulent Arinc for President Ahmet Necdet Sezer during the meetings, in which a means to follow prospective decisions about changing the name and regulations of the OIC was also decided.
The summit assured support for the Kashmir cause and stressed that the Kashmiri people be allowed to exercise their right to decide their future. It called upon the concerned parties to respect human rights.
The meeting described the Palestinian issue as its central concern and called upon Israel to withdraw from Palestinian lands occupied since 1967 in addition to the Syrian Golan Heights and Lebanese lands.
The leaders expressed the belief that the Israeli withdrawal would help move towards a comprehensive solution of the Palestinian issue in accordance with the United Nations resolution, the Arab peace initiative and the roadmap.