OIC chief awarded with Russian medal

Lavrov thanked Ihsanoglu for his dedication and continued efforts for enhancing the OIC-Russia relations

OIC chief awarded with Russian medal

World Bulletin/News Desk

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu was awarded with a Russian medal for his contributions to international cooperation on Tuesday in Moscow after signing a cooperation framework agreement between the OIC General Secretariat and the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The penning ceremony at the Foreign Ministry’s Mansion in central Moscow was followed by a joint press conference where Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov awarded Ihsanoglu with the Russian Foreign Ministry Medal for OIC chief's contributions to the international cooperation.

Lavrov thanked Ihsanoglu for his dedication and continued efforts for enhancing the OIC-Russia relations, OIC said in a statement on Tuesday.

The cooperation framework agreement is aimed at institutionalizing the ongoing cooperation between the OIC and the Russian Federation in various domains including political, socio-economic and science and technology, the statement said, adding that it also allowed for regular consultations between the OIC General Secretariat and the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The OIC secretary general also had a working lunch hosted by Lavrov where the officials from the Russian Foreign Ministry were also present where both sides exchanged views on issues of mutual interest and reiterated their commitment to further the already existing good cooperation between the OIC and the Russian Federation. 

The Secretary General will also visit Kazan, the capital of the autonomous Republic of Tatarstan, on 2-4 October 2013 to meet President Minnikhanov and to address the Kazan Summit.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2013, 22:36

Muhammed Öylek

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