Government & Politics

OIC chief calls for harmonization of halal standards

Jeddah - Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen received Chief of the Standards and Meterology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC) Ihsan Ovut at the headquarters of the OIC general secretariat in Jeddah on Tuesday.

The OIC Chief congratulated Ovut for his re-election as the secretary general at the general assembly meeting of SMIIC held in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 26.

While commending the steady expansion of SMIIC membership and activities, Dr. Al-Othaimeen highlighted the importance of the harmonized halal standards and encouraged SMIIC to consolidate its role in developing unified halal standards in all fields among OIC member states.

Source: International Islamic News Agency