Ouagadougou--- A delegation of the Council of Oman took part in the 15th session of Association of Councils of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), held here between 27 to 30 January 2020.

The sessions began with a reading of Surat Al Fatiha Chapter of the Holy Quran on the soul of the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Bin Taimour.

During the session, various speeches were delivered, including one by the OIC's Secretary-General, who underscored the role of parliamentary diplomacy in promoting ties of friendship and cooperation among nations.

The opening of the session was attended by Christoph Mai Dairi, Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Al Hassan Bala Skandi, Chairman of the National Commission, and heads of parliaments of member states.

The OIC's 15th session was preceded by a meeting of the Arab Group. As part of the session's agenda, representatives of councils of Arab states were distributed in the executive committee and permanent panels of the Association.

For the first time, since the inception of the Association in 1999, the Council of Oman got a seat at the Executive Committee through honourable Dr. Ahmed bin Ali al-Amri, Member of the State Council. The Arab Group is represented in the Executive Committee, besides the Sultanate, by representatives from Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

The Council of Oman was represented at the 22nd session of the General Assembly by honourable Dr. Ahmed bin Ali al-Amri and Said bin Mohammed al-Sa'edi. The meeting elaborated on the Secretary-General's report, a study presented by the Executive Committee and the Finance and Budget Monitoring Committee's proposed report, which was unanimously approved by the councils of the Association.

Source: Oman News Agency