Nigeria’s President, OIC SG discuss security and developmental challenges

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The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. President Muhamadu Buhari, on 20 September 2022 at his residence in New York, on the margins of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, received the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha.

During the meeting, the Secretary-General lauded Nigeria’s ongoing support for the OIC and joint Islamic action. For his part, President Buhari expressed his best wishes for the success of the Secretary-General in his assignment at the helm of the OIC General Secretariat.

Both sides reviewed the security and developmental challenges facing the Sahel and Lake Chad region, including the impact of climate change. In this regard, the Secretary-General lauded Nigeria’s role and untiring efforts in fighting terrorism in the region under the President Buhari’s leadership. Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr Hissein Brahim Taha, today 20 September 2022 on the margins of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly met with Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC).

Both sides discussed ways of enhancing cooperation, including on efforts relating to combating Islamophobia and partnership in disseminating the values of inter-civilizational and inter-religious tolerance and co-existence. They also commended the dedication by the United Nations of 15 March every year as International Day to Combat Islamophobia.—PR

 

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