OIC Secretary General Meets Swedish Foreign Minister

Jeddah, September 20, 2023, SPA – Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha met today with Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström, on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held in New York.
Billström was told that OIC member states have adopted a united front concerning recurring incidents of burning and desecration of copies of the Holy Quran, which they strongly condemn, as shown in the decision issued by the 18th extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC.
The secretary-general renewed calls on Swedish authorities to take practical steps to ban the recurrence of such acts.
Billström renewed his government’s utter rejection of such provocative acts, noting that the Swedish government has embarked on reassessing the public order law and finding the means to solve such issues.
He also stressed that his country is open to dialogue and cooperation with OIC.
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16:09 Local Time 13:09 GMT
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