Iran’s envoy leaves PUIC session as protest

TEHRAN, June 23 (MNA) –- Iran’s envoy to the 23rd meeting of the Executive Council of PUIC, left the meeting on Wednesday as a protest.

MP Kazem Jalali protested the proposed plan by the chairman of the Executive Committee of Parliamentary Union of OIC countries regarding the establishment of ‘a dispute resolution committee’.

The PUIC executive committee started its 23rd meeting on June 20 in Dubai with the participation of its members and representatives from nine countries, namely Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Uganda, Turkey, Iran, Cameroon and Burkina Faso.

“Iran has been opposed to the establishment of the committee for practical reasons,” Jalali told ISNA on Wednesday.

He said that in order to make a number of amendments to the charter of the organization a series of recommendations were proposed by member countries.

The Parliament of the United Arab Emirates proposed the establishment of a ‘dispute resolution commission’ with the main aim of resolving disputes among Islamic countries, Jalali noted.

As a parliamentary organization the PUIC lacks any executive power, thus, establishment of such a committee as proposed by the Emirates falls within the authority of the Organization of Islamic Countries not PUIC, Jalali explained.

Considering that in the meeting the UAE along with a number of other participants supported the Emirates proposal, “I left the session as a sign of protest.”


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