Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Ambassador Hamdi Sanad Loza - File Photo
CAIRO – 29 November 2020: At a meeting for the Council of Foreign Ministers of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) under the title "United Against Terrorism for Peace and Development”, Egypt reiterates its refusal to link terrorist acts with Islam, according to a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Saturday.
Representing Egypt, Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Ambassador Hamdi Sanad Loza addressed the two-day meetings on the necessity to fight terrorism, beside tackling other issues of Islamophobia, the Palestinian cause, Libya, and other conflicts in a number of Islamic countries.
He also highlighted the importance of launching the Cairo-based Organization for Women’s Development, congratulating Sudan on signing the peace agreement with the armed movements in Juba.
Loza affirmed Egypt's commitment to support efforts of Sahel countries in the face of terrorism and the efforts made to achieve security and peace in Libya, Yemen and Syria.
During the meeting, Egyptian Ambassador Hussein Ibrahim Taha was elected as the new Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to succeed the current Secretary-General Yusef Al-Othaimeen.