Banjul A delegation from the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), headed by Ambassador Tariq Bakheet, director general of Political Affairs, met on Wednesday Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajangas, vice president of The Gambia at her office in Banjul. Their discussions focused on the ongoing preparations for the 14th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference to be hosted by The Gambia in 2019.
During the meeting, Bakheet conveyed to Fatoumata the compliments of the OIC Secretary General Dr.Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen and expressed the OIC General Secretariat's determination to support The Gambia in its preparations for the next Islamic Summit. On her part, Fatoumata expressed her country's gratitude for having been selected to host the summit and briefed the delegation on efforts being made by The Gambia to host a successful summit.
During the two-day visit, the OIC delegation conducted site visits to facilities that are being put in place for the summit, including the International Conference Centre under construction. Following the site visits, the delegation was invited to brief members of the Gambian Cabinet at their meeting on Thursday. The Islamic summit meets once in every three years.
Source: International Islamic News Agency