Ambassador Hissein Brahim Taha elected new OIC Secretary General


ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (DNA): Former foreign minister of Republic of Chad
Hissein Brahim Taha has been elected as new Secretary General of the
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for five-year term.

After announcement of the election, Ambassador Taha took oath of the
office at the 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, which
concluded Saturday in Niger capital, Niamey.

The new OIC chief will assume the office on November 17, 2021, on
conclusion of the incumbent secretary general’s term. Hissein Brahim
Taha is a diplomat who served as Chadian Foreign Minister in 2017.

The outgoing OIC Secretary General Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen extended his
sincere congratulations to the new chief of 57-member Muslim world body
for a five-year term.

Al-Othaimeen expressed his wishes for success to the new secretary
general, “in his mission to continue working for promoting joint Islamic
action, in the interest of the peoples and countries of the Islamic