The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) stated that it has been following closely the current developments in the Gulf region, namely the severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar by many OIC member states following information and evidence of Qatar’s involvement with hostile acts.
OIC’s General Secretariat called urged that Qatar honors previous commitments and agreements signed within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), particularly with regard to ceasing support of terrorist groups and their activities and ending media incitement, said the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The General Secretariat underscored the need for all member states, including Qatar, to adhere to the principles of the OIC Charter, which calls for upholding good neighborliness, respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of member states, and non-interference in their domestic affairs.
The OIC is an international organization founded in 1969, comprises of 57 member states, with a collective population of over 1.6 billion as of 2008. The organization is “the collective voice of the Muslim world” and works to “safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony.”