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Turkish President Abdullah Gül participated on Feb. 6 at the 12th summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Egypt. AA photo

Turkish President Abdullah Gül participated on Feb. 6 at the 12th summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Egypt. AA photo

Turkish President Abdullah Gül took the floor yesterday during the 12th summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Egypt’s capital Cairo to make a presentation on the works of the Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (COMCEC). 

During his speech, Gül stressed the importance of an economic partnership for the development of the Muslim world. 

“COMCEC is a platform that produces knowledge, where experiences are shared in various domains of cooperation and one that serves to bring the understandings and politics between the countries closer,” said Gül during a discussion panel moderated by Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas. 

Gül also emphasized the fact that economic development was indispensable for social peace and political stability, adding that increasing the commercial partnership in the Muslim world should be the priority of the OIC.  

Gül will stay in Egypt and move ahead with an official bilateral visit to the country. He is expected to hold a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamad Morsi on Feb. 7. 

February/07/2013

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