Turkey to attend 50th anniversary ceremony of OIC


The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sunday said its top diplomat would attend a ceremony in Saudi Arabia to mark the 50th foundation anniversary of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and have bilateral meetings with member countries.

The statement said Ankara and Riyadh submitted a joint proposal to hold the ceremony on Nov. 25, 2019 to mark its establishment in accordance with a resolution adopted at the 46th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting.

“Upon the invitations of the OIC Secretary-General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, will represent Turkey in the ceremony,” the statement said.

It added that Cavusoglu would deliver a speech on behalf of the OIC Asian Group and have bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other OIC members.
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