World Bulletin / News Desk
The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, and the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Amro Moussa signed on Wednesday a cooperation agreement at the Jeddah-based headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat.
In a statement on its website, OIC said "the agreement provides for the strengthening of cooperation and coordination between the OIC and the Arab League through establishing cooperation frameworks in the political, media, economic, social, and scientific fields."
The two parties agreed on developing Arab-Islamic bilateral and multilateral relations and consolidating the bonds of brotherhood.
They also agreed to engage in reciprocal representation by attending joint meetings as observers, and conduct joint meetings to coordinate their positions and policies in the run up to their participation in international conferences, especially the UN General Assembly meeting that discusses various issues of common concern.
Additionally, the cooperation agreement stipulates for wider cooperation and coordination in the media and economic development spheres, especially in the field of joint investments and the strengthening of cultural ties as well as the dissemination of the Arabic language.
Ihsanoglu gave a welcome speech at the signing ceremony.
He pointed out that, " Since all member states of the League of Arab States are also members in the OIC, the concerns of our Organizations are similar and common, reflecting the hopes and aspirations of our peoples in their quest to attain their rights, defend their holy sites, and face up to developmental challenges."
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