Saudi Arabia welcomes nomination of Hussein Ibrahim Taha as OIC secretary general

Saudi Arabia welcomes nomination of Hussein Ibrahim Taha as OIC secretary general

NIAMEY: Saudi Arabia welcomed the nomination of Hussein Ibrahim Taha of Chad on being selected by consensus as secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) based on a statement by Saudi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, also wished Hussein Ibrahim Taha all the success in assuming his new role as of November 2021.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the nomination of H.E. Mr. Taha, fulfilling the Kingdom’s previous commitment towards the African Group, and acting according to the organisation’s charter regarding the choice of secretary general, reflecting fair geographic representation, circulation and equal opportunities among member countries. The Kingdom offers full support to the new secretary general stemming from its active role in serving Islamic causes around the world,” said Prince Faisal in the statement.

He also extended his sincerest gratitude to the current secretary general of OIC, Yousef Alothaimeen, for his great efforts and service in his position in the organisation.

The OIC, with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents, was founded in 1969 with the aim of safeguarding and protecting the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.

–BERNAMA