Organization of Islamic Cooperation at Second Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum

Organization of Islamic Cooperation at Second Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum
Organization of Islamic Cooperation at Second Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum

The Secretary General of the Organization ofIslamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen, met Norwegian RefugeeCouncil Secretary General Jan Egeland, coinciding with his participation in thesecond Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum, held on 1-2 March 2020.

The two sides discussed ways to enlargecooperation in humanitarian areas and boost bilateral relations between theGeneral Secretariat and the Council.

Dr. Al-Othaimeen also met Morocco's ambassadorto the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom ofMorocco to the OIC, Mr Mustafa Al-Mansouri, and together they reviewedbilateral relations between the OIC and Morocco, and discussed a number ofissues on the agenda of the Organization.

In the same vein, the OIC Assistant SecretaryGeneral for Humanitarian, Cultural and Social Affairs, Ambassador TareqBakheet, and the accompanying delegation, held a meeting with the EuropeanCommission's Department for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid OperationsDeputy Director General, Michael Köhler.

Talks centered on bilateral cooperation betweenthe OIC department and its counterpart at the EC level. Also discussed werehumanitarian issues of similar relevance to both institutions, especially asregards ways to consolidate and support humanitarian and development aid forMember States afflicted by conflicts and natural disasters.

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