His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha, received on August 14, 2022, at his office at the headquarters of the General Secretariat in Jeddah, His Excellency Abdul Rahman Abdul Shakour, the Special Envoy of the Somali President for Humanitarian Affairs and Drought, who delivered written message from the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the Secretary General.
The Secretary-General welcomed the Special Envoy, stressing that the OIC General Secretariat followed with deep concern the famine with its repercussions emerging in Somalia as a result of the drought.
The Secretary-General reaffirmed the commitment of the General Secretariat to implement the Resolution issued by the forty-eight session of the Council of Foreign Ministers held in Islamabad, Pakistan earlier this year, which reiterated the organization’s commitment to alleviating the suffering of the Somali people. He urged for intensifying assistance to those affected by the drought.
During the meeting, the importance of relations between the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Republic of Somalia was emphasized.—PR