H.E. ELVAN concluded his remarks by wishing that the deliberations
held during the 33
Meeting of the Follow-up Committee of the COMCEC
contribute to peace, prosperity and welfare of the Islamic Ummah.
(The text of the Statement of H.E. Lütfi ELVAN is attached as Annex III.)
The message of H.E. Dr. Yousef Al-OTHAIMEEN the Secretary General
of the OIC, was read out by Mr. Jakhongir KHASANOV from Economic
Affairs Department of the OIC General Secretariat. In his message, H.E. Al-
OTHAIMEEN expressed his deepest appreciation to H.E. Recep Tayyip
ERDOĞAN and the Republic of Turkey for their consistent support for the
OIC in general and for the activities of the COMCEC in particular.
Furthermore, he emphasized the need for supporting the on-going efforts
towards consolidating cooperation framework on South-South cooperation for
least developed countries of the OIC. He also stressed the importance of the
activities of OIC organs and institutions towards implementing OIC-2025:
Programme of Action.
H.E. Al-OTHAIMEEN elaborated on the OIC initiatives on harmonizing
policies on infrastructure development and the development of joint integrative
OIC Infrastructure Development and Regional Integration Policy, which is
aimed at harmonizing national efforts of OIC Member States for the
development of regional goods in the domain of agriculture and rural
development, expansion of intra-OIC trade, access to OIC markets and
development of transport networks among OIC member states.
(A copy of the text of the message of H.E. Dr. Yousef A. AL-OTHAIMEEN
is attached as Annex IV.)
The Meeting was addressed by the Head of Delegation of the State of
Palestine. He expressed their thanks and appreciation to the President of the
Republic of Turkey for his enlightening message to the Meeting. He also
thanked the Government of the Republic of Turkey for generous hospitality and
excellent arrangements made for the Meeting. He also commended the
COMCEC Coordination Office for the endeavors for enhancing economic and
commercial cooperation especially through COMCEC Working Groups and
Project Funding Mechanism.
Meeting of the Sessional Committee was held on May 9
(Report of the 30
Meeting of the Sessional Committee is attached as