Turkey’s New Permanent Representative to OIC visits IIFA
20 March، 2024

The Turkish Permanent Representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation His Excellency Ambassador Cenk Uraz visits the Secretary General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy His Excellency Professor Koutoub Moustapha Sano on Wednesday 10 Ramadan 1445 H corresponding to 20 March 2024 at the headquarters of the Academy in Jeddah the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Ambassador Uraz was accompanied by the Counsellor of the Permanent Mission His Excellency Mustafa Baris Elmener.

Upon the arrival of the delegation at the International Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah, they were received by His Excellency Professor Sano. His Excellency Ambassador Uraz expressed their delight at visiting the Academy and thanking the Academy for the opportunity, hospitality and warm reception. His Excellency added: “ I thank your Excellency the Secretary General for your visionary leadership and the positive transformation that has occurred at the Academy since you have assumed the position of the Secretary General”. He reiterates that the role of the Academy is central to clarify the position of Islam on several juristic issues and to correct some of the misconceptions about Islam, looking forward for more collaborative activities between the Academy and educational institutions in the Republic of Turkey.

On his part, Professor Sano welcomed the honourable guests of the Academy for this kind visit. He then presented an overview of the Academy, its vision and mission to the honourable delegation. He particularly pointed out that the Academy is the primary reference for member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, entrusted with clarifying jurisprudential views on calamities and new developments from family issues to financial matters.

Furthermore, both the delegation of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Turkey and the Academy emphasised the need for more cooperation and working relations and particularly implementing the themes of the MOUs signed between the Academy and educational and religious institutions in the Republic of Turkey. His Excellency Professor Sano conveyed to Ambassador Uraz the keenness of the Academy that Turkey hosts one of th sessions of the Academy in the near future.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Mohamed Mondher Redha Chouk, Director of Cabinet, Protocols, and Legal Affairs, Dr. Ismail Cebeci, Head of Research and Encyclopaedia Division and Dr Alhagi Manta Drammeh, Head of International Cooperation and External Relations.

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