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OIC Secretary General Appoints a Special Envoy for Myanmar

May 10, 2014

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has appointed Tan Sri Dato Seri Syed Hamid Albar, former Foreign Minister of Malaysia, as his Special Envoy for Myanmar. An experienced lawyer and statesman, Mr. Albar has served at the highest levels of government. Among the key positions he has held in the Malaysian Cabinet over the years include Minister for Law, Home Affairs and Defense. 

The role of the Special Envoy will be to advance the OIC’s diplomatic efforts with the concerned authorities in Myanmar and other regional and international stakeholders to bring about peaceful coexistence and restore inter-communal harmony through dialogue and a comprehensive reconciliation process. 

The Secretary General, while expressing confidence that Mr. Albar would use his personal capabilities and vast experiences in dealing with his new challenging assignment, urged all OIC Member States to extend to him their full support for the success of the mission.

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