Freetown (UNA-OIC) - The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was represented in the official inauguration of the new President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Retired Brig. Gen. Julius Maada Bio held on Friday at the Freetown Stadium.
The ceremony, which featured the formal transfer of power from the outgoing president to his successor, was witnessed by several sub-regional leaders and representatives of partner countries and regions as well as international organizations.
In response to an invitation from the government of Sierra Leone, Secretary General of OIC Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen was represented at the ceremony by Ambassador Yahiya Lawal, who conveyed the secretary general' s message of congratulations to the new leader.
Source: International Islamic News Agency