OIC and Arab League urge Syrian ceasefire during Ramadan

JEDDAH: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, and the Arab League have called for a ceasefire in Syria during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Iyad Ameen Madani, the Secretary-General of the OIC) and Dr. Nabil Al Arabi, the Secretary-General of the Arab League made a joint appeal urging all parties to the conflict in Syria to commit to a full ceasefire and put a halt to all acts and forms of violence and fighting on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

“The aim of this appeal is to stop the bloodshed of the Syrian people, to alleviate their harsh suffering and to allow relief organisations access to perform their duties and deliver urgent humanitarian assistance to devastated areas in all Syrian territories,” according to a statement issued by the OIC.

Iyad Madani and Dr. Al Arabi called upon all influential regional and international parties and powers concerned with the Syrian crisis to support this joint appeal and to join efforts to urge the Syrian government and all parties to the conflict to commit to the declaration of truce and full ceasefire and halt all military operations.