Hissein Brahim Taha has been elected secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Al-Ekhbariya reported on Saturday, reports Arab News

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.

The OIC’s 57 member states elected the new secretary general by consensus at the 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, which concluded its work today here in the Niger capital Niamey.

Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to OIC and Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mohammad Javed Patwary led Bangladesh delegates in the OIC Council.

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen was supposed to lead the Bangladesh delegation at the meeting but his visit was cancelled as he had tested positive for COVID-19 hours before his departure.

Foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen also missed the event as he also tested positive for COVID-19.

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