From 18 to 20 December 2017, Ambassador Gong Jianwei, Executive Director of CICA Secretariat, visited Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. During the visit Ambassador Gong had a meeting with H.E. Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and other senior officials of the OIC Secretariat in Jeddah on 19 December 2017.
Ambassador Gong and Secretary General Al-Othaimeen discussed a wide range of issues of common concern and possibility of cooperation between the two bodies in the areas of new threats and challenges, human dimension and economic dimension. Ambassador Gong briefed his interlocutors about the CICA process as well as ongoing and future activities. Both sides agreed to continue their dialogue and to identify avenues for promoting cooperation.
This was the first ever visit by the CICA Executive Director to OIC Secretariat.