Somalia and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) jointly signed the OIC Mission’s headquarters agreement following the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers and the Islamic Summit Conference held in Makkah.
In a statement, OIC said the sides also agreed in implementation of the relevant resolutions issued by the OIC Foreign Ministers and Islamic Summit Conferences.
The signing ceremony was attended by H.E. the Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Ahmed Issa Awadh, and a number of officials from the Somali Foreign Ministry and Presidency.
The statement asserted the OIC’s determination to back up the efforts of the Somali Government to achieve political stability and lasting peace and economic development in Somalia.
The OIC’s message laid emphasis on its commitment to implement the resolutions on Somalia.
During the conference, the members of OIC discussed with the minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management on the humanitarian and developmental projects being implemented by the OIC through its office in Mogadishu hand in hand with other partners.
In a separate meeting, the delegation discussed with the Somali minister of education the potential for cooperation and the need to benefit from the higher education grants offered by the Member States through the OIC.
They also talked about the support extended by Islamic financial institutions and the Member States in favor of educational infrastructure in Somalia.