Saudi Arabia welcomes election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of OIC

Saudi Arabia welcomes election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of OIC
Saudi Arabia's FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Hussein Ibrahim Taha at the 47th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, in Niger on November 28, 2020. (@FaisalbinFarhan)
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Updated 28 November 2020

Saudi Arabia welcomes election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of OIC

Saudi Arabia welcomes election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of OIC
  • Former Chadian FM will take over the post from current Secretary-General in November 2021
  • Prince Faisal wished Taha success, said the “Kingdom will spare no effort to support” him

LONDON: Saudi Arabia welcomed the election of Hissein Brahim Taha as Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the nomination of Mr. Taha, fulfilling the Kingdom’s previous commitment toward the African Group, and acting according to the organization’s charter regarding the choice of Secretary-General reflecting fair geographic representation, circulation and equal opportunities among member countries,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a statement.
“The Kingdom offers full support to the new Secretary-General stemming from its active role in serving Islamic causes around the world,” the minister added.

Prince Faisal also wished the former Chadian minister of foreign affairs success in his duties and said the “Kingdom will spare no effort to support” Taha during his tenure which will start in November 2021.   
The Kingdom's foreign minister thanked current Secretary-General Youssef Al-Othaimeen for his great efforts as head of the OIC. 


Saudi Cabinet strongly condemns continuous Houthi violations

Saudi Cabinet strongly condemns continuous Houthi violations
Updated 20 January 2021

Saudi Cabinet strongly condemns continuous Houthi violations

Saudi Cabinet strongly condemns continuous Houthi violations
  • The remarks were made on Tuesday during a virtual session chaired by King Salman

RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet strongly condemned the continued violations by Houthi militia of the Stockholm Agreement to end the Yemen conflict.
It also condemned the Houthi’s use of Hodeidah Governorate as a “platform for hostilities and terrorist operations” by launching ballistic missiles and drones.
Such actions, the Cabinet said, is a threat to regional and international security, and undermines political efforts to end the conflict.
The remarks were made on Tuesday during a virtual session chaired by King Salman.
At the beginning of the session, the Cabinet said it valued Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s participation in a recent World Economic Forum event and his speech about the role that Saudi Arabia has played promoting development and supporting the stability of the region, as well as preserving the energy supply market.