OIC Press Release
|18 February 2001|
The OIC hosted at its General Secretariat headquarters in Jeddah, on Thursday 21 Dhul Qida 1421H (15 February 2001), a meeting which brought together representatives from Malaysia – Chairman of the 27th Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers -, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the host country, the Islamic Development Bank and the OIC General Secretariat itself. The meeting was devoted to the examination of the restructuring of the OIC General Secretariat in the light of the tasks assigned to it in a bid to face up to the challenges of the new millennium.
The Meeting which was chaired by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Halim (Representative of Malaysia), was held in implementation of a resolution issued by the 27th Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers which had taken place in Kuala Lumpur from 27 to 30 June 2000, and a further resolution issued by the 9th Islamic Summit Conference to which Doha had played host on 12 and 13 November 2000.
During the meeting, extensive deliberations took place around a working paper submitted by Malaysia which included elements that could form a basis for the study. Views were exchanged on these elements and a preliminary plan worked out which will be further considered by a tripartite committee to be comprised of Malaysia, the General Secretariat and the IDB, with a view to evolving a blueprint of the general guidelines and tasks and objectives to be submitted to the consultative firm that will be commissioned to undertake the study, with the understanding that the findings of the study should be referred to the Governmental Expert Group entrusted with the follow up of the issue.