2019 OIC Summit not Postponed’.
The head of Media and Public Relations at Gambia’s Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Essa Sey, and the Government spokesperson, Ebriam G. Sankareh, have debunked reports making rounds on social media that the 2019 Banjul Summit of the OIC has been postponed.
In an interview with The Point yesterday, Mr. Sey said he did not receive any official letter from anybody indicating that the summit is postponed. “I have been asked this question by others but what I can tell you is that I didn’t receive any letter from the secretariat or the government. However, I heard people talking about it.”
“Work is still ongoing, and right now we have Gambian police officers under training in Turkey in relations to the OIC.”
The government spokesperson, Mr. Sankareh also said he was not aware of such development.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organisation with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The OIC organises the Islamic summit, which is the largest meeting, attended by the rulers and the heads of state and government of its member states. The Islamic summit takes policy decisions and provides guidance on all issues pertaining to the realisation of its objectives as provided for the OIC Charter and consider other issues of concern to the Member States and the Ummah.