Preparatory meeting of OIC Member States on anti-corruption law enforcement cooperation begins

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Endorsement of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Convention

The preparatory senior officials meeting for the First Ministerial Meeting of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities in OIC Member States to adopt the Makkah Al-Mukarramah Convention began at the OIC General Secretariat, Jeddah on Monday.

The OIC Secretary-General, Mr Hissein Brahim Taha, in his statement delivered by the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Ambassador Yousef Aldobaey, expressed his gratitude to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, chair of the 14th Islamic Summit, for its generous initiative to host the ministerial meeting on 20 and 21 December 2022. He also thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Al-Saud and HRH Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman for their support to the OIC and expressed the appreciation of the OIC to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Secretary-General explained that the meeting is a form of preparation for the adoption of the final version of the draft Makkah Al-Mukarramah Convention of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Cooperation. He stated that the legal citadel will be a new addition to the institutional and basic structure of the OIC legal system and will therefore contribute towards reducing the negative impact of corruption in Muslim societies, knowing that corruption undermines development, threatens security of states and impedes sustainable development across the world. PR