Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proposed to appoint an educated woman from an Islamic country as deputy secretary general in a letter to the Islamic Conference Organization Secretary General
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the president's official Web site reported.
"Islam attaches great importance to the faithful women and their role in society. Given the OIC's decision to increase the number of women in management, as well as to improve their status in the Islamic society, I propose to appoint an educated woman from the Islamic countries as your deputy," the letter says.
"This step will move the OIC's support to the advancement of women," the president said.