Organisation of Islamic Cooperation can benefit from Egypt’s prestigious Islamic institutions: Sisi

Farida Elserty, Tuesday 7 Dec 2021

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Tuesday that the work of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) can benefit from Egypt’s prestigious Islamic institutions, which have credibility at the regional and international levels.

Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during his meeting with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation s (OIC) Secretary-General Hussein Ibrahim Taha, in Cairo on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson)

This, the president said, would be done with the aim of presenting the Islamic world to the international community in accordance with the principles of true religion, and refuting the negative ideas spread by extremist and terrorist organisations and entities, according to a statement by the Egyptian presidency.

El-Sisi made the remarks at a meeting in Cairo with Hussein Ibrahim Taha, secretary-general of the OIC, who assumed the post on 17 November.

El-Sisi welcomed Taha in Cairo and stressed Egypt’s full support for him in his mission, taking into consideration all the challenges facing the Islamic world at various levels.

Taha, who reviewed the work plan of the OIC during the meeting, had expressed his keenness to meet El-Sisi at the beginning of his term to hear his vision and assessment on all issues related to the Islamic world.

The OIC secretary-general also expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by Egypt to enhance solidarity among Islamic countries and support the role of the organisation, the statement said.

The meeting also witnessed a review of the developments of some regional crises, where the secretary-general hailed Egypt's efforts to reach political settlements for all the crises in the region.

The OIC is the second largest international organisation, after the United Nations, with a membership of 57 countries in four continents.

Established in 1969, the organisation is considered the collective voice of the Muslim world, endeavouring 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.

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