Coronavirus update: OIC to hold meeting via videoconference tomorrow
03:57 PM, April 21, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:11 PM, April 21, 2020

Coronavirus: OIC to hold meeting via videoconference tomorrow

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary meeting of its executive committee at the level of foreign ministers via video conferencing tomorrow as part of its efforts to address Covid-19 issues.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will participate in the meeting, the foreign ministry said in a statement today.

The meeting comes as part of a series of measures taken and campaigns launched by the OIC since outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting is expected to review the effects of the pandemic on member states' public health, security and their financial stability.

The current OIC executive committee comprises of six member states -- Bangladesh, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, The Gambia, United Arab Emirates, and Niger.

The meeting will be chaired by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Chair of the 14th Islamic Summit Conference with the presence of the foreign ministers of these six countries and OIC secretary general.

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