Organization of Islamic Cooperation to adopt anti-corruption single legal framework
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has begun preparing for its ministerial meeting later this month where it is expected to adopt a single legal framework for combating corruption in member states.
The OIC’s senior staff held a preparatory meeting on Monday at the secretariat’s headquarters for discussions on the adoption of the Makkah Agreement for law enforcement measures.
In a speech on behalf of OIC Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha, the organization’s Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Yousef Al-Dobeay thanked Saudi Arabia — chair of the Islamic Summit — for its initiative to host the ministerial meeting on Dec. 20 and 21.
Al-Dobeay, reading Taha’s speech, praised King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the Kingdom’s support of the OIC.
The ministerial meeting would adopt the final version of the draft of the Makkah Agreement for anti-corruption law enforcement agencies in OIC member states, he said.
He said the framework would be a significant step in constructing the construction of the OIC’s legal system and help reduce corruption in member states. This crime continues to have a negative social, economic and security impact on OIC nations around the world, he added.
Taha said the draft agreement shows the OIC member states remained committed to transparency and integrity in government administration for the well-being of their citizens.