OIC brainstorming session on comprehensive reform ends

Diplomatic Correspondent

22 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The two-day second brainstorming session on the Comprehensive Reform of the OIC concluded in the capital on Thursday.

Over 100 representatives from 57 OIC member states, their Permanent Mission to the OIC, the General Secretariat, six subsidiary organs of OIC, and a good number of affiliated organs of OIC, participated in the programme.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam delivered the closing speeches at Hotel Intercontinental in the capital. Bangladesh, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the General Secretariat jointly co-chaired the event.

A good number of thoughts, ideas and proposals had been accumulated for a comprehensive reform of the OIC in a systematic manner, said a Foreign Ministry press release.

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) together with Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave a brief presentation on the activities that will be conducted during the Dhaka OIC Youth capital 2020 celebration. Bangladesh was lauded for her efforts to host this event by the member states.

With the articulation of all thoughts, ideas and proposals of reformation, the OIC is going to enter into the phase of intense administrative work. The next phase of the reform process would be synchronizations and synthesisation of the ideas toward a solid set of democratic and consensus-based convergent formulations.

As regards implementation of the reforms agreed, the Intergovernmental Group of Experts and the Eminent Persons Group will decide whether implementation would be done item by item, in a graduated manner or as a consolidated package.

In his speech, the State Minister thanked the co-chairs for their support and cooperation in conducting the brainstorming meetings. He also invited all OIC member states to join the celebration commemorating the Birth centenary of the Father of the nation throughout the year.

On Wednesday, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the session.