LONDON: Hissein Brahim Taha has been elected Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Al-Ekhbariya reported on Saturday.
The former Chadian Minister of Foreign Affairs will take up the post in November 2021.
Current Secretary-General Youssef Al-Othaimeen welcomed his successor at the 47th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, in Niamey, Niger.
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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan also welcomed Taha's election and said the “Kingdom will spare no effort to support” Al-Othaimeen's successor during his tenure.
Prince Faisal thanked Al-Othaimeen for his great efforts as head of the OIC.