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OIC-Italy First Round of Bilateral Consultations

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The first round of bilateral consultations between Italy and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held at the latter’s General Secretariat’s headquarters in Jeddah on Thursday 9th March 2017. The Italian high-level delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Venosnos Amendola, Deputy Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, while the OIC delegation was led by the Assistant Secretary General for Science and Technology, Ambassador Mohammed Naeem Khan.

During the meeting, the two parties exchanged views on various regional and international issues of common interest. The meeting discussed developments in Palestine and the armed conflicts in the region, in addition to the conditions of Muslim communities in Europe and the issue of combating terrorism and extremism. On another front, the two parties reviewed together the scopes of bilateral cooperation between Italy and the OIC and ways to advance them at all levels, particularly in the economic field and in the area of science and technology and the extension of educational grants and trainings.

These consultations are aimed at consolidating relations between Italy and the OIC. The two parties agreed to consider the possibility of having these bilateral consultations on an annual basis alternatively in Rome and in Jeddah.

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