Arab parliamentarians renew support to UAE on occupied isles issue


In a communique issued at the end of the meetings, the APU re-affirmed support to the UAE’s peaceful measures to regain sovereignty over the three islands. It also condemned the "irresponsible" statements made by Iran, urging it to translate its desire for rapprochement with Arab countries into "tangible steps that start with ending occupation of the islands and responding to UAE’s calls for ending the occupation, accepting direct negotiations or referring the dispute to the International Court of Justice." The APU also welcomed the outcome of the Arab foreign ministers’ meeting with their South American counterparts, held recently in Cairo, which called on Iran to respond positively to UAE’s proposals for peaceful settlement of the issue. It also urged the Arab parliaments to raise the islands issue in different gatherings.

The Communique endorsed a UAE proposal to strengthen intra-Arab relations and separate them from political differences.

It contained a number of recommendations and decisions in support of the Arab issues, including the Palestinian struggle as the pivotal Arab cause, rejection to the ICC’s warrant of arrest against the Sudanese President, Arab solidarity, and other issues.

The APU conference was held under the chairmanship of Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed al Isa’ee, Chairman of Oman’s Majlis A’shura.

The UAE delegation to the conference was led by the FNC Speaker Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ghurair.

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