OIC Chief - UN Secretary General Meet in Jeddah
2008-06-15 - OIC org - The Secretary General of the Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, held on Saturday 14th June 2008 in Jeddah, a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The meeting came on the occasion of the official visit conducted by the UN Secretary General to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Talks between the two officials touched on a myriad of issues of common interest. They discussed the recent agreement signed in Djibouti between the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS). Ban Ki-moon expressed his appreciation for the role played by the OIC delegation, which contributed to the success of the mediation efforts and the delegation's cooperation with the United Nations during the two rounds of negotiations. He pointed out that such cooperation efforts reflect a model for the effectiveness of cooperation and coordination between the OIC and the UN, in particular in relation to issues linked to the Muslim world.  

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