OIC, ARAB LEAGUE SIGN ACCORD

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Arab League (AL) have agreed to develop Arab-Islamic bilateral and multilateral relations and consolidate the bonds of brotherhood. An agreement to this effect was signed by Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the OIC and Amr Moussa, Arab League chief at the OIC headquarters.

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The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Arab League (AL) have agreed to develop Arab-Islamic bilateral and multilateral relations and consolidate the bonds of brotherhood. An agreement to this effect was signed by Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the OIC and Amr Moussa, Arab League chief at the OIC headquarters. The agreement provides for strengthening of cooperation and coordination between the OIC and the Arab League through establishing cooperation frameworks in the political, media, economic, social, and scientific fields. Additionally, the cooperation agreement stipulates for wider cooperation and coordination in the media and economic development spheres, especially in the field of joint investments and the strengthening of cultural ties as well as dissemination of the Arabic language.

The agreement sets forth an implementation mechanism that calls for the formation of a joint committee that would meet annually to follow up on the proper implementation of the agreement’s provisions. In the political sphere, they agreed on a regular exchange of views on issues of concern to the Arab and Muslim countries. They also agreed to engage in reciprocal representation by attending joint meetings as observers, and conduct joint meetings to coordinate their positions and policies in the run-up to their participation in international conferences.