Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers meets once a year to examine a progress report on the implementation of its decisions taken within the framework of the policy defined by the Islamic Summit.
The Secretary General is elected by the C
The Secretary General is elected by the Council of Foreign Ministers for a period of five years, renewable once. The Secretary-General is elected from among nationals of the Member States in accordance with the principles of equitable geographical distribution, rotation and equal opportunity for all Member States with due consideration to competence, integrity and experience.
OIC has been criticised by many Muslims for its lack of real engagement and solutions for Muslim countries in crisis. It is said to have made progress in social and academic terms but not politically.
In 2020, Pakistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs SM Qureshi criticized OIC for its stand with regards to Kashmir issue, stating with Pakistan might consider to call a meeting of Islamic countries that are ready to stand with them on the issue. This comment invited immediate retaliation from Saudi Arabia, where the latter forced Pakistan to repay 1 Billion dollars from the 3 Billion dollars loan it had taken in 2018 and by also ending its oil supply credit.
|No.||Name||Country of origin||Took office||Left office|
|1||Tunku Abdul Rahman||Malaysia||1970||1974|
|3||Amadou Karim Gaye||Senegal||1975||1979|
|5||Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada||Pakistan||1984||1988|
|10||Iyad bin Amin Madani||Saudi Arabia||2014||2016|
|11||Yousef Al-Othaimeen||Saudi Arabia||2016||Current|