The Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States (PUIC) on Tuesday announced the launch of its "secretaries general association," Secretary-General of Kuwait's National Assembly Allam Al-Kandari said.
Speaking to KUNA, Al-Kandari expressed content over the outcome of the first meeting of the PUIC secretaries general, held on the sidelines of the 10th PUIC session that kicked off in Istanbul on Tuesday.
Al-Kandari, who is head of the Arab parliaments' secretaries-general association, noted that members of the newly-established body agreed to form a committee to be tasked with setting the basic statute.
The committee, proposed by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) parliaments' secretaries general, will include nine members, three from each of the Arab, Asian and African groups, in addition to Turkey, head of the current session, Al-Kandari noted.
It is to meet later today to set a work mechanism and the statute, while the new association will meet on Wednesday to discuss the outcome of the committee's meeting before announcing a final statement, he said.
Participants in today's meeting discussed launching a website for the association and a system for information exchange, with a liaison officer in each parliament to reply to inquiries from other members.