Morocco elected president OIC parliamentary union
Morocco-Regional, Politics, 9/28/2001
Speaker of the Moroccan house of representatives (lower chamber of parliament), Abdelouahed Radi, was elected Thursday president of the Union of Parliaments of member states of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC).
Radi was elected at the plenary session of the second conference of the Union, held Thursday and Friday in Rabat.
Some 50 speakers of parliaments and of similar bodies in member states of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC/based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) are attending the union's session.
Participants are debating issues pertaining to the situation in the Arab and Islamic world, especially in Al-Quds and the other Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian territories still occupied by Israel.
The position of OIC member states against terrorism, the role of Islamic parliaments in dialogue between civilizations and the impact of globalization on Islamic economies are also on the agenda.
The Tehran-based Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union was set up in 1999.
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