Preparatory Meeting for the High Level Regional Conference on Central Asia
Date : 28 June 2010 Venue : Istanbul - Turkey

SESRIC participated in the preparatory meeting for the High Level Regional Conference on Central Asia organised by the OIC General Secretariat in the premises of OIC Research Centre for Islamic Histroy, Art and Culture (IRCICA) in Istanbul on 28 June 2010. The main purpose of the meeting was to explore the possible areas of cooperation between the Central Asian OIC Member Countries and the rest of the Muslim World, and identify the roles of the OIC Organs in this regard. The meeting was attended by the OIC General Secretariat, COMCEC Coordination Office, Islamic Development Bank (IBD), SESRIC and ICDT.

The High Level Regional Conference was mandated by Resolution No.42/37-POL on “Central Asia and the Muslim World: Strategic Vision for Solidarity” adopted by the Thirty-Seventh Session the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan on 18-20 May 2010 for the purpose of preparing a detailed Plan of Action for cooperation and integration to be submitted to the Thirty-Eight Session of CFM.