OIC holds consultative meeting with African group member states

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OIC welcomes Palestinian factions’ signing of Algeria Declaration of National Reconciliation

The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held a Consultative Meeting with the African Group Member States in the OIC, in Jeddah, on Monday, 17 October 2022.

The Meeting deliberated on the implementation of various OIC projects and resolutions aimed at promoting economic cooperation among OIC Member States in the African continent.

At the beginning of the Meeting, H.E. the Secretary-General of the OIC, Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha said that the idea of convening this meeting is borne out of the urgent need to accelerate the pace and scale of OIC collective action towards addressing developmental challenges in the OIC African countries.

H.E. the Secretary-General enumerated the issues listed on the Meeting’s agenda and he assured that the Meeting would enable the Member States draw joint courses of action to address the developmental challenges in OIC countries in addition to defining ways and means of translating OIC economic cooperation frameworks into concrete actions at the country level.

It’s worth mentioning that the Meeting discussed various issues such as, addressing food insecurity in OIC African Group Member States and organizing an OIC investment Forum in Africa. The Meeting also addressed the implementation of OIC Dakar-Port Sudan Railway Project, the development of Halal industry in Africa and how to deal with the increasing number of street children in the African OIC countries, as well as, the proposal for elaboration of the Second phase of the Special Programme for Development of Africa.

Meanwhile The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the signing by the Palestinian factions of the Algeria Declaration of National Reconciliation, considering that this is an important and positive step on the road to ending the division and restoring the national unity of the Palestinian people.

The OIC also expressed its appreciation to the Republic of Algeria for sponsoring and hosting this dialogue, stressing its support for all efforts that contribute to achieving Palestinian national unity within the framework of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.—PR

 

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