OIC Secretary General Calls for Close Cooperation to Accelerate Poverty Reduction in Member States

During the 39th Follow-up Committee meeting of the OIC Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC), held in Ankara, Republic of Turkiye, on May 23-24, the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha has called on all Member States to cooperate more closely and exchange experiences in order to accelerate efforts to alleviate poverty, especially in the least developed countries.

Taha further urged Member States to actively participate in the upcoming 9th OIC Ministerial Conference on Food Security and Agricultural Development, to be held in Doha, Qatar, on October 1-2. The conference aims to develop concrete decisions to alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and speed up the recovery process in the agricultural and food security sectors.

The Ankara meeting reviewed several issues, including the implementation status of several COMCEC projects in trade, investment, agriculture, tourism, financial development, and Private Sector and poverty alleviation. The meeting also approved the Draft Agenda for the 39th session of the COMCEC General Assembly, to be held in Istanbul, Turkiye, from December 2-5.

The COMCEC Follow-up Committee meets annually to review the implementation status of the resolutions of the COMCEC Ministerial Sessions on economic and trade development and to prepare the necessary working documents for the upcoming COMCEC Ministerial Sessions.

Source: Saudi Press Agency