“Istanbul OIC Youth Capital” International Program was presented yesterday during a special ceremony hosted by OIC Secretary General Dr. Iyad Al Madani at his official residence in Jeddah. Speaking at the official reception in the honour of the heads of OIC Institutions Dr. Madani acknowledged the importance of OCYF-DC initiative “OIC Youth Capital International” Program which serves to greater solidarity among Muslim Youth.
After the gathering of about 60 representatives of International Institutions watched the promo film of the program they were addressed by H.E Amb. Elshad Iskandarov President of the ICYF-DC. Amb. Iskandarov mentioned that this initiative program was implemented in a short time starting its first announcement in October 2014 and launching the 1st Capital in June 2015. He pointed that year long program will encompass different youth activities and gathering in all areas of youth interest from film festival to academic conference, to young leaders’ summit, from music festival to sport tournaments and different cultural workshops. He specifically thanked Dr. Madani for supporting this initiative as the OIC program and for conclusion of work over criteria for choosing next OIC capital city. Speaking on behalf of the 1st Youth Capital Host Amb. Salih Mutlu Şen Permanent Representative of the Republic of Turkey to the OIC pointed out the importance of this program as a great motivation for young generation. He also mentioned this programme should be supported by new youth exchange programmes among OIC countries.
After presentation ceremony delegation of OIC Institutions proceeded to the dinner hosted by the OIC Secretary General Dr. Iyad Al Madani. The “1st OIC Youth Capital” promo package containing multimedia info set was distributed to the guests.