Islam: OIC head Ihsanoglu hands over presidency

Turkish secretary-general to be substituted by Saudi Iyad Madani

30 December, 19:35

    (ANSAmed) – JEDDAH, DECEMBER 30 - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held a farewell ceremony yesterday in honor of the outgoing Secretary-general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu whose tenure ended today, as Anadolu Agency reports. The Turkish Ihsanoglu has been holding the post since 2005.

    The ceremony which was held in Jeddah also welcomed the Secretary-general-elect Iyad Ameen Madani, a former Saudi minister who whould assume office tomorrow.

    During the ceremony, Ihsanoglu thanked all those who assisted him in his task in the service of the Islamic Ummah, noting that his work focused on the trust he carried from the day he was elected as the OIC secretary-general.

    For his part, Madani said that the nine years during which Ihsanoglu served as secretary-general witnessed tangible improvements for the organization, in addition to visibility at international fora and a better handling of its administration and logistics. (ANSAmed).

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