An Uzbek delegation participated in a session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers in Mecca, Uzbekistan’s Foreign Ministry said on November 18.
The meeting was held under the Uzbek chairmanship Nov. 17.
The session appointed Yusuf bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen as the new OIC secretary general.
Al-Othaimeen has previously served as OIC director general of cabinet and senior advisor to the OIC secretary general.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC, was established in September 1969 to ensure Islamic solidarity in social, economic and political spheres. The organization has 57 member-states.
Uzbekistan became an OIC member in 1996.
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