OIC delegation visits BARMM

Cotabato City- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) visited the Philippines, and held meetings with various stakeholders on the Southern Mindanao peace process, particularly the MILF, and MNLF. Foremost they have had meetings with Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP), and the Department of Foreign Affairs as per info received by this medium.

The OIC delegation were composed of   El Habib Bourane, Director of Muslim Minorities, Department of Political Affairs; Datuk Ibrahim Abdullah, Special Envoy of the OIC Secretary General for Peace Process in Southern Philippines, and  Mr. Hassan Abedin, Adviser to the Office of Muslim Affairs. The delegation was assisted by OPAPP led by USec David Diciano.

Updates on the development of the GPH-MILF peace process were provided to the members of the delegation.   Chief Minister Al haj Ahod B. Ebrahim himself briefed them on the current situation, and achievements of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). 

BARMM’s incoming programs and challenges were mentioned during the executive meeting as well as during the Cabinet meeting that the delegation attended.

Needless to mention, the OIC delegation was impressed with the BARMM’s accomplishments in a very short period of less than a year of governance.  They committed to present their report to the OIC Secretary General, and to the upcoming Conference of Council for Foreign Affairs (CFM).

Before the delegation left for their flight, they visited the Bangsamoro Parliament.