Baku, May 13, AZERTAC
The 1st meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Permanent Council of Conference of Ministers of Youth has been held in Baku.
According to the decision adopted at the 3rd OIC Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers in Istanbul last year, the next session will be held in Baku in 2018.
The participants in the meeting included Azerbaijan's Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov, Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports Akif Çağatay Kılıç and the representative of the OIC Secretary General Maha Aqeel.
The meeting focused on a number of issues, including the implementation schedule of the 3rd session of OIC Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers, preparatory work for the upcoming session to be held in Baku and the Islamic Solidarity Games. The Baku-hosted Youth Summit of OIC Model also discussed a draft project on the introduction of OIC member countries' Youth Day. The meeting participants supported the proposal on declaring September 3, the day of establishment of OIC Youth Forum, as the OIC Youth Day.
The meeting participants also decided that the events within the OIC Youth Day in 2017 will be held under the slogan "Islamic solidarity in action" as public support for Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev`s initiative to declare 2017 as "the Year of Islamic Solidarity" in the country.
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