Former Malaysian ambassador to France Datuk Ibrahim Abdullah has been appointed Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Special Envoy for Peace in Southern Philippines.
The appointment, approved by the Islamic Summit Conference (OIC Summit), was included in the Final Communique Saturday (June 1) chaired by Saudi Arabia’s monarch, King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
“Ibrahim has 30 years of experience in diplomacy. He was also our ambassador to Germany, Syria and the High Commissioner to Nigeria,” a statement issued here by Wisma Putra said.
The statement also said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had briefed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the proceedings, side meetings and outcome of the OIC Summit.
The deputy prime minister led the Malaysian delegation to the 14th Session of the OIC conference themed, “Makkah Al-Mukarramah Summit: Hand in Hand towards the Future”, on Friday (May 31).
Wan Azizah was accompanied by Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and ministry officials.
The statement added that all OIC member states attended the summit except Syria. The latter’s membership was suspended in 2012.
The summit discussed in depth the political, economic and socio-cultural issues affecting Muslims, and ten countries, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Kuwait, Jordan, Turkey, Tunisia, Senegal, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan, delivered their national statements.
The summit was concluded on Saturday with the adoption of three outcome documents, namely, the Final Communique, Resolution on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif and Makkah Declaration.