Morocco Proposes New Candidate for OIC Secretary General

Published May 31st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Morocco presented Tuesday a new candidate, Abdelilah Belkziz, to the position of secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in replacement of former prime minister Azeddine Laraki, reported 

Quoting a Moroccan official, the agency said the registering a new candidate for the post is not a violation of the OIC charter as Bengali speaker Humayun Rasheed Chowdhury charged Monday. 

Chowdhury charged that Morocco violated the organization's charter by putting up a new candidate for retaining the post, the agency said.  

He was quoted as saying that Laraki could run for a second term, but Morocco could not field a new candidate for another term.  

"It's a violation of the charter," he said, adding that this issue should be solved immediately before holding the 28th session of the OIC regular meeting on July 27th in Malaysia - 


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