On the sidelines of the Extraordinary Islamic Summit on Al-Quds, ICYF-DC President Amb. Elshad Iskandarov was received today by H.E. Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the State of Palestine.
In the meeting attended also by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and other high-level officials of the State of Palestine, Amb. Iskandarov informed President Abbas on the current stage of preparations towards successful implementation of the “Al-Quds – OIC Youth Capital 2018” Programme and specific activities to be held in the framework of the programme.
H.E. President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his appreciation towards ICYF-DC activities as the exemplary OIC institution, in particular the institution’s activeness and sensitivity in the just cause of Palestine and the issue of Al-Quds. He stressed that his appraisal of the “Al-Quds – OIC Youth Capital 2018” international programme in his statement at the Extraordinary Islamic Summit on Al-Quds held in Istanbul, on 13 December 2017 was aimed to sample it as one of the best practices for the OIC Member States. He once again underlined the importance of increasing visits to the State of Palestine, particularly Al-Quds by the youth of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) geography.
ICYF-DC President Amb. Iskandarov reiterated the Forum’s commitment to serve to the cause of development of the OIC youth, including the Palestinian youth and mentioned the ICYF-DC activities and initiatives developed to this end, including implementation of the OIC Joint Youth Action Plan adopted by the 3rd ICYSM and being implemented by ICYF-DC.
Istanbul, 14 December 2017