Saudi Arabia welcomes election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of OIC

Saudi Arabia's FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Hussein Ibrahim Taha at the 47th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, in Niger on November 28, 2020. (@FaisalbinFarhan)
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Updated 28 November 2020

Saudi Arabia welcomes election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of OIC

  • Former Chadian FM will take over the post from current Secretary-General in November 2021
  • Prince Faisal wished Taha success, said the “Kingdom will spare no effort to support” him

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. 


Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 15 January 2021

Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 356,382
  • A total of 6,313 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 3 deaths from COVID-19 and 173 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 66 were recorded in Riyadh, 43 in Makkah, 32 in the Eastern Province, 9 in Madinah, 4 in Asir, 2 in Najran and 1 in Jazan.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 356,382 after 181 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 6,313 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.