OIC chief holds talks in Jeddah with envoys to Saudi Arabia

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JEDDAH: Hissein Brahim Taha, the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, met a number of foreign ambassadors to Saudi Arabia at the organization’s General Secretariat in Jeddah this week.

On Wednesday, Norwegian Ambassador Thomas Lid Ball discussed with the OIC chief ways in which cooperation between his country and the organization can be enhanced, and they reviewed international issues of common interest.

Taha expressed his appreciation for Norway’s role in promoting international peace and security and its support for development efforts in OIC member states. Lid Ball praised the OIC for its stature and positive role in the international arena.

Also on Wednesday, Taha welcomed Ambassador Zakaria Fadoul Kitir of Chad. They discussed bilateral relations how they might be developed, in addition to ways of strengthening Islamic solidarity and joint Islamic action.

On Tuesday, Taha held talks with Sudanese Ambassador Adel Bashir and Nigerian Ambassador Yahaya Lawal. They congratulated the new OIC chief on taking office last month and discussed their countries’ relations with the OIC.

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