COMCEC meeting starts in Turkish city

More than 100 delegates from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Senegal, Kuwait, Iran, Cameroon, Pakistan, Qatar, Indonesia and Sierra Leone are attending the three-day meeting.

COMCEC meeting starts in Turkish city

The 26th meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has begun in the southern province of Antalya.

Making opening remarks of the meeting, Turkish State Minister Cevdet Yilmaz said, "the share of OIC-member countries in the world's exports increased to 11.2 percent from 8.1 percent between 2003 and 2008. When we examine the exports among the OIC-member countries, oil and oil products accounted for 29 percent, industrial products accounted for 27 percent and agricultural products accounted for 17 percent. We need to further improve our economic and commercial relations to increase our competitive power."

More than 100 delegates from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Senegal, Kuwait, Iran, Cameroon, Pakistan, Qatar, Indonesia and Sierra Leone are attending the three-day meeting.

Established during the Third Islamic Summit Conference held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in 1981, COMCEC became operational at the Fourth Islamic Summit in 1984 with the election of the president of Turkey as its chairman.

The committee aims at developing economic and commercial cooperation among the member states.

It has 57 member states and three observer members.


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