10th January, 2016 (WAM) — The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, is to visiting Thailand and Malaysia this week.

According to the OIC website, the Secretary-General will first travel to Thailand, an Observer State of the OIC, where he will meet the Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha. Mr. Madani will also attend an international conference, “Interfaith Dialogue and Peaceful Coexistence in Multicultural Societies” that has been co-sponsored by the Research Centre For Islamic History, Art and Culture, IRCICA, an OIC organ, and the Thai Government. The event is expected to define and encourage scholarly perspectives in understanding and promoting multiculturalism and multi-faith coexistence.

During his visit to Malaysia, Madani will meet Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and discuss issues of common concern, including the peace process in the Southern Philippines and other developments in the region.