OIC Press Release
|15 September 2000|
Dr. Azeddine Laraki, Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, having earlier participated in the Millennium Summit, delivered an address on that occasion and overseen the meetings of the Working Groups and Preparatory Committees for the Annual Coordination Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the OIC Member States, is continuing with his activities in New York where he gave an audience to Mr. Rauf Denktash, President of the Turkish Cypriot Community who discussed with him the subject of the Islamic world’s solidarity with the Turkish Cypriots as forming an integral part of the Islamic Ummah according to the resolutions issued by various Islamic Conferences.
The Secretary General also had a meeting with Mr. Harri Holkeri, the former Prime Minister of Finland and current President of the UN General Assembly, and reviewed with him existing UN-OIC cooperation.
Dr. Laraki also received Mr. Yull Vorintzor, the high-level UN Coordinator in charge of missing persons among Kuwaitis and other nationals who briefed him on the developments in this connection and sought the OIC’s support in his humanitarian undertakings.
The Secretary General, on the other hand, had talks with H.E. Mr. Modibo Sidibe, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Mali and current President of the UN Security Council, Mr. Sidibe expressed his appreciation for the OIC’s action and for the personal efforts put in by Dr. Azeddine Laraki for the promotion of the joint Islamic action’s approaches and for the enhancement of the OIC’s action in such a way that it may fulfil its role in a manner that meets Member States’ aspirations.
It is worth noting that the Secretary General will be delivering an address at the opening of the proceedings of the Annual Coordination Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the OIC Member States. The address is expected to include an inventory and evaluation of the joint Islamic action in its various aspects, with, at the forefront, the issue of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the Palestinian track in the Middle-East peace process.