The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), H. E. Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, received on 17 July 2019, H. E. Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland, which currently holds the rotational presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Secretary General and the Finnish official had a constructive exchange of views on common issues with particular focus on the situation in Sudan and the ways and means to support Khartoum in its transitional phase.
Al-Othaimeen commended the role of Finland and the European Union in promoting peace, security, stability and development in different parts of the world and expressed OIC’s readiness to remain engaged on issues of mutual interest.
Mr. Haavisto praised the role of the OIC in promoting the culture of peace, dialogue and understanding. He commended the long experience of the OIC in leading initiatives of peacebuilding in its Member States in collaboration with other partners.