The Secretary General of OIC Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, arrives in Dhaka Wednesday night, 02
August 2017 on a four day visit (02-05 August 2017). Mr. Kamrul Ahsan, Secretary (Bi-lateral and
Consular) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs received him at the airport.
The Secretary General is leading a five-member delegation. This happens to be his first visit to
Bangladesh since assuming charge as the Secretary General of OIC.
During the visit the Secretary General Othaimeen is expected to call on Foreign Minister A H Mahmood
Ali, MP and Bangladesh leadership on Thursday. The visit gives the Secretary General an opportunity to
familiarise himself with Bangladesh, a country playing increasingly important role in OIC. It would also
give him the opportunity to seek views and suggestions of Bangladesh leadership on various OIC issues
and matters of importance to the Muslim Ummah and the Islamic world.
As Bangladesh is going to host the 45 th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers next year, this visit will allow
discussion on Bangladesh-OIC Secretariat cooperation for that.