OIC Secretary General holds talks with Secretary Clinton in Washington

March 16, 2012

Secretary General of the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department in Washington, D.C. yesterday. The two sides discussed mutual cooperation between the OIC and the U.S., particularly regarding the promotion of peace and tolerance, the improvement of science and technology-related education, the advancement of health care, and cooperation in humanitarian endeavors. They also shared their concerns over critical international developments, ranging from the Palestinian-Israel peace process to developments in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia.

Later, Secretary General Ihsanoglu and the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a memorandum of understanding between the OIC and USAID on cooperation in the humanitarian field at a ceremony held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House.