Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen met here on Friday with Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Ms Valentina Matviyenko.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of fostering bilateral relations between the Organization and the Russian Federation Council.
Al-Othaimeen hailed the coexistence and harmony among all religious communities in the Russian Federation, affirming the Organization's desire to promote the bilateral relations between the OIC, which comprises 57 member states, and friendly countries, chiefly the Russian Federation.
On her part, the Russian official welcomed the visit of the OIC Secretary General, stressing that the two sides hold identical viewpoints on various issues of mutual concern.
Source: International Islamic News Agency