LONDON: Saudi Arabia welcomed the election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the nomination of Mr. Taha, fulfilling the Kingdom’s previous commitment toward the African Group, and acting according to the organization’s charter regarding the choice of Secretary-General reflecting fair geographic representation, circulation and equal opportunities among member countries,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a statement.
“The Kingdom offers full support to the new Secretary-General stemming from its active role in serving Islamic causes around the world,” the minister added.
Prince Faisal also wished the former Chadian minister of foreign affairs success in his duties and said the “Kingdom will spare no effort to support” Taha during his tenure which will start in November 2021.
The Kingdom's foreign minister thanked current Secretary-General Youssef Al-Othaimeen for his great efforts as head of the OIC.