New OIC Secretary General Due in Tehran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iyad Madani, the new secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is scheduled to arrive in Tehran on Tuesday night for talks with high-ranking Iranian officials.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced that the new OIC chief will discuss mutual cooperation and the latest developments in the region and the Islamic world, especially the latest conditions in Palestine and Syria.
The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and ensuring to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.
The new Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Amin Madani, started officially his term of office at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah on January 1, 2014.
The OIC Secretary General expressed thanks and gratitude to Member States for the trust they placed in him by selecting him as the tenth OIC secretary general.
In his statement in the ceremony organized by the OIC on 29 December 2013 to welcome him and bid farewell to his predecessor, Madani had stressed that “any secretary general of the Organization, whoever he is, seeks to translate the vision of Member States’ leaders into a concrete reality. He should strive to bridge the gap between the various visions on the same issue and search for areas of consensus which form the basis of joint action”.