OIC meeting in Tajikistan to last 3 days, Turkey joins

Foreign affairs ministers of member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference gathered in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on Tuesday.

OIC meeting in Tajikistan to last 3 days, Turkey joins

Foreign affairs ministers of member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) gathered in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on Tuesday.

Turkish State Minister Cevdet Yilmaz is representing Turkey at the "37th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers" held under the presidency of OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. OIC foreign ministers' meeting will start on Tuesday morning and will last for three days.

During the meeting, Turkey will bring up the latest developments in Cyprus and Western Thrace, moreover, it is expected to express its will to host the upcoming summit in 2014.

Ways to improve OIC's efficiency and problems of the Muslim community living in non-Muslim countries will also be discussed during the gathering, officials said.

Speaking to AA prior to the meeting, OIC's head Ihsanoglu said that political, economic, cultural and social issues, as well as problems of the Islam world would be high on agenda of Tuesday's session.

Commenting on Cyprus issue as well, Ihsanoglu said OIC and the Islam world had reaffirmed their support to Turkish Cypriots this year.

Meanwhile, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon received Yilmaz in Dushanbe on Tuesday.

Before their meeting, Rahmon congratulated the Turkish government for its diplomatic success regarding Iran's nuclear program.

Established in 1969, OIC is an international organization with 57 member states from the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Caucasus, Balkans, and South America. The Parliamentary Union of the OIC member states was established in Iran in 1999 and its headquarters is situated in Tehran.


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Last Mod: 18 Mayıs 2010, 14:46
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