Friday, 25 June 2010

UK's First Special Representative to the OIC

UK's First Special Representative to the OIC
Dr. Mozammel Haque
Cabinet Minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi met the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu at Lancaster House in London on 23rd of June 2010. They discussed many areas of common interest between Britain and the OIC.
The meeting coincided with the decision by the Foreign Secretary William Hague to appoint UK's First Special Representative to the OIC. The position will be held by the current British Consul General in Jeddah, Kate Rudd.
Following the meeting Baroness Warsi, the First Female Muslim Cabinet Minister in the UK, said, "I am delighted to have met Professor Ihsanoglu. We had a warm and productive meeting to discuss the many issues where we share common goals with the countries of the OIC. The appointment of a Special Representative to OIC is one way that we can work more closely with this organisation. The Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary both emphasised the importance we attach to Britain's relationships with the countries of the Gulf, the Middle East and the wider Islamic world and we look forward to cooperation with the OIC over the years to come."