No: 352, 17 November 2017, Press Release Regarding The First Oic Member States Conference On Mediation In Istanbul On 21 November 2017

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 17.11.2017

Considering peaceful resolution of conflicts and mediation as highly important and playing a pioneering role at the international and regional levels in that respect, Turkey maintains that greater engagement in mediation by regional organizations would have positive effect on overall peace and stability.

With this understanding and with a view to contributing to the capacity building efforts of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the field of mediation, Turkey, as the current Chair of the Summit and the Executive Committee of the OIC, will organize the First OIC Member States Conference on Mediation in Istanbul on 21 November 2017.

The Conference, which will be organized in collaboration with the OIC General Secretariat under the theme of “Surge in Mediation: The Role of the OIC”, will be inaugurated by H.E. Ambassador Ahmet Yıldız, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, and H.E. Ambassador Abdallah Alim, Assistant Secretary General of the OIC for Political Affairs.

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