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Boko Haram: Organization of Islamic Cooperation to hold 47th session in Niger Republic

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, is set to hold its 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, CFM, at Niamey, the capital of the Republic of Niger, with discourse on tackling terrorism in the Sahel and Lake Chad region topping the agenda.

The organisation’s Director, Information Department, Lama Hammami, in a statement on Tuesday, quoted the OIC Secretary-General, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, as saying so while meeting with the Permanent Representatives of the OIC Member States at the General Secretariat headquarters in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

According to the statement, the session will discuss key issues on the OIC files especially supporting Member States in tackling Boko Haram, ISIS and other extremist groups in the Sahel and Lake Chad region.

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The meeting also discussed the ongoing preparations for the Science and Technology Summit to be hosted by the United Arab Emirates.

It also discussed latest political, humanitarian and human rights developments of the Rohingya Muslim minorities in Myanmar.

The Secretary-General also reviewed the efforts of the OIC General Secretariat and organs in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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