Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 24 / Trend, S.Suleymanov /
Cooperation issues between Kazakhstan and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) were discussed in Jeddah this week, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry reported. Kazakhstan will begin its chairmanship over the organization in 2011.
"Kazakhstan's permanent representative to the organization, Bakhyt Batyrshayev, met with OIC Assistant Secretary General Hameed Opeloyeru in Jeddah," the ministry reported. "Issues of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the OIC were discussed in light of our upcoming chairmanship."
According to Opeloyeru, the OIC members states believe that Kazakhstan's contribution to the organization will increase in the future, and the Kazakh chairmanship will provide an impetus to developing the organization's activities in the region.
"The sides have agreed to discuss a range of perspective directions for cooperation," the ministry said. "In particular, special attention will be paid to increasing our economic cooperation through Kazakhstan's participation in corresponding OIC programs."