Monday, November 09, 2009

International Relations: Islamic leaders meet for economic summit

Xinhua - Leaders from Islamic states under the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) have converged in Istanbul to attend the economy summit of OIC's Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation.

However, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir cancelled his scheduled visit to Turkey and told his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul on the phone that he would not be able to come to Istanbul to attend the meeting.

The OIC Economy Summit will be held at Istanbul's Four Seasons Hotel on November 9 to mark the 25th anniversary of the committee.

Heads of state and government will be in attendance at the summit which is expected to focus on activities of the committee in the last 25 years.

They include Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Kyrgyzstan President Murmanbek Bakiev, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, Guinea-Bissau President Raimundo Bacai Sanha, and Jordanian Prime Minister Nader al-Dahabi.

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