OIC's youth forum to hold meeting in Turkish Cyprus

The Islamic Youth Forum for Cooperation and Dialogue will hold a meeting Aug. 18-21 in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC), a step likely to further improve ties between the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Turkish Cypriot s

OIC's youth forum to hold meeting in Turkish Cyprus
The Islamic Youth Forum for Cooperation and Dialogue will hold a meeting Aug. 18-21 in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC), a step likely to further improve ties between the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Turkish Cypriot state.

The forum is affiliated with the 57-nation OIC, which decided to upgrade the level of representation for the KKTC in 2004. The OIC decision upgraded the KKTC's status from "Turkish Cypriot community" to "Turkish Cypriot state" in its meetings, although it declined to recognize it as an independent state.

A 25-person delegation, comprising representatives from Islamic Youth Forum, the UN Development Program and other organizations, is expected to attend the Aug. 18-21 meeting, hosted by the KKTC's Foreign Ministry.

Foreign Minister Turgay Avcı will deliver the inauguration speech of the meeting and host an opening dinner for participants. The meeting is expected to endorse a statement on a youth initiative for the alliance of civilizations.

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Last Mod: 16 Ağustos 2007, 12:53
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