OIC hosts IBU meet


Jeddah—The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be hosting at its headquarters in Jeddah on 23-24 November, the Third meeting of the Executive Council and General Assembly of the Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU), an OIC specialized organ.
The General Assembly meeting will include statements to be delivered by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Cultural Affairs, chairman of IBU’s Executive Council, the OIC Secretary General and the Director General of IBU. The meeting will review the work plan and programs, budget and administrative issues of IBU.
Meanwhile, the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the deadly suicide attack that targeted Baqir ul Olum Mosque in Kabul, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan today, 21 November 2016, killing at least 30 people on the spot and injuring dozens of others.
The General Secretariat described the suicide attack as a heinous act that negates Islamic values which upholds the sanctity of life and places of worship. The General Secretariat extended its condolences to the government and people of Afghanistan as well as to the families of the victims of this tragedy, and urged the government to intensify efforts in bringing all those responsible for this reprehensible act to justice.—Agencies