US: OIC scribe, Somali FM hold talks

New York, US (PANA) - Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani and Foreign Minister of Somalia Abdusalam Hadliye Omar have held bilateral talks to enhance relations between them, an OIC statement said on Friday.

The statement, obtained by PANA in New York, said the talks were held at the OIC headquarters
in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, on wide range of issues, including areas of cooperation, as well as exploring ways and means to further strengthen bilateral relations between Somalia and the OIC.

It said the Somali Foreign Minister briefed the OIC Secretary-General on the latest political and security situation in Somalia and the efforts by the Somali government to advance the process of institution and peace building in the country.

He also elaborated on the implementation of the six-pillar policy and the Vision 2016 political agenda, and implored the OIC to take the lead in the reconstruction of Somalia.

Mr. Madani, on his part, reviewed the various contributions of the OIC to the stabilization of Somalia and assured the Somali Minister of the determination of the OIC to step up its engagement with the country.

The OIC scribe noted that the engagement would be through the expanded mission and mandate of OIC Office in Mogadishu to support the return of sustainable peace, stability and development in Somalia.
-0- PANA AA/SEG 19June2015

19 june 2015 16:43:22




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