The 4th International Model OIC (4th IMOIC) organized by Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC) in cooperation with the Mashhad Municipality in Mashhad, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), on 22-28 October 2016 successfully completes its work. 132 outstanding students from the top universities of the OIC Member States participated in the 4th Model OIC trainings and simulations and adopted resolutions on the important issues concerning the OIC Summit’s agenda.
For the first two days, participants attended extensive academic training sessions on the current trends in theory and practice of international relations, effective communication and multilateral diplomacy skills delivered by the eminent scholars and diplomats from different OIC Member States. In the Practical Training sessions of the 4th Model OIC, students took 11 sessions of training aimed at improvement of their understanding of diplomatic mechanism and working principals of the OIC. In the following simulation phase of the Model, the participants were divided into delegations of ’’OIC Member States” to discuss, negotiate and adopt the conference resolutions based on the foreign policy priorities of the countries they represented at the 4th Model OIC.
Final resolutions of the conference adopted with 55 votes for and 1 reservation contained decisions on important topics such as acknowledging FETO and DAESH as the major terrorist organizations threatening the future of the Islamic youth, strongly condemning the illegal occupation of Palestinian territories and aggression of the Republic of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan and humanitarian catastrophes in the Middle East, including the conditions of the Syrian refugees.
The Official Opening and Closing Ceremonies of 4th MOIC were inaugurated by H.E. Amb. Elshad Iskandarov, the President of ICYF-DC, H.E. Mr. Abbas Sallehi, the Minister of Culture of the IRI, H.E. Mr. Abbas Araqchi, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the IRI, H.E. Mr. Taha Özhan, Chair of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Ali Osman Öztürk, Public Diplomacy Coordinator of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Seyyed Solat Mortazavi, Mayor of Mashhad along with other local and international high-level guests.