Kazakh president: OIC countries should participate in "G20"
Kazakhstan, Astana, June 28 / Trend A.Maratov /
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev believes that the OIC should take an active part in developing new proposals and decisions at the global level.
"I propose to consider the participation of OIC representatives in the G20 summit. This will improve the representation in the "G20" and enable the OIC countries to defend their consolidated positions on important international issues", Nazarbayev said, speaking at the 38th Session of the OIC in Astana on Tuesday.
The "G20" is a group of the 20 largest economies in the world, 19 national economies, and the EU.
The Organization of Islam Conference (OIC), established in 1969, is an international organization with a permanent delegation at the United Nations. It groups 57 member states from the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Balkans, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and South America.
The organization has been renamed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the 38th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers running in Astana.