We congratulate the 2nd General Assembly of Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC) which we host as the Republic of Turkey with pleasure and hope the continuation of the actions of ICYF-DC for the development of Muslim youth along with newly elected President Elshad Iskandarov and Board.
We appreciate the activities of ICYF-DC which we initiated of its establishment together with brotherly the Republic of Azerbaijan on the ground of the intellectual development of Muslim youth, empowering the brotherhood and solidarity among OIC youth and bringing new dimensions to inter-civilizational dialogue in international area, and we hereby state that our support to ICYF-DC will remain continuing.
We have the strong belief that “Istanbul Youth Declaration – 10 Goals in 10 Years” which has been declared following the works held during the 2nd General Assembly of ICYF-DC will be an important reference point for the policies of international platforms towards Muslim youth. We assure that we will continue to support activities which will be implemented in OIC countries along with the resolutions in the declaration and will strength our cooperation with the OIC, sub-institutions and affiliated institutions.
Furthermore, we present our appreciation for announcing Istanbul, the city sheltering Islamic heritage as the Muslim Youth Capital for 2015-2016 period. In this frame, hosting of Istanbul to the youth of OIC and becoming a meeting point of Muslim youth will certainly empower our ties with brotherly OIC countries and people.
On this occasion, we present our sincere good wishes to ICYF-DC for the implementation of the resolutions taken in the General Assembly and the success of its future activities.
H.E. Ahmet Davutoğlu
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
Congratulation Message on the Gala Ceremony of the 2nd General Assembly of ICYF-DC