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Friday, December 15th, 2017

Istanbul to host 33rd Session of COMECE from tomorrow

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Jeddah (OIC-UNA) � The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) will hold its 33rd Session at the ministerial level in the Turkish city of Istanbul on November 20-23, under the chairmanship of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen will deliver a speech at the opening ceremony highlighting the latest actions taken by the OIC General Secretariat and institutions operating in the field of enhancing economic cooperation among the member states since COMCEC General Assembly’s 32nd Session, held in Turkey in November 2016.

The 33rd session focuses on the development of trans-border transport corridors among the OIC member states. This sector is one of the main priorities of the OIC economic cooperation agenda, as transport is one of the main catalysts of economic development and competitiveness for countries. The session devotes four ministerial sessions to discuss the improvement of trans-border transport corridors among the OIC member states.

The most important topics to be discussed include the OIC Program of Action 2025; Global Economic Developments and its Implications for the Member States; Intra-OIC Trade; Improving the Role of the Private Sector in Economic Cooperation; Promotion of Transport and Communication; Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability of Food Security; and Poverty alleviation.

The Fifth OIC Halal Products Fair, the COMCEC Financing Fair, and the Special Forum on Transport Corridors will take place on the sidelines of the session.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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